Weather Outlook for the Week of January 8, 2019

With the relatively mild weather that has been the norm for the past several weeks, more wintry weather will be in store over the next week.
Weather Outlook for the Week of January 8, 2019 - News


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A low that brought a wintry mix to parts of the state early in the week will exit the region on Wednesday. Lake-effect snow showers will persist across the north and west through Thursday as winds shift to the northwest during this time and colder air moves in. Afternoon highs will be primarily in the 20s to low 30s from Wednesday through the weekend. Nighttime lows will mostly be in the teens, with some single digits in the valleys of northern PA. Friday will be mostly sunny across the state before a disturbance approaches the region from the south/west on Saturday. This disturbance will traverse the Southeast and may try to move up the East Coast later Saturday into Sunday. If the track of the low is farther north and west, several inches of snow or wintry mix are possible – especially in southern and eastern Pennsylvania. If it stays farther south and east, much of the activity will likely stay south of the Mason-Dixon Line. It is unclear at this point which solution is more likely. Nonetheless, some disruption to travel and outdoor activities is possible over the weekend from this storm. Behind the storm, temperatures will remain chilly as high pressure builds in early next week.

Current longer-range guidance indicates that the latter half of January into early February will be cooler but drier than normal across the state.

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