Weather Outlook for the Week of November 12, 2018

Winter weather to make an unscheduled visit to Pennsylvania.
Weather Outlook for the Week of November 12, 2018 - News

Updated: November 14, 2018

Weather Outlook for the Week of November 12, 2018

Photo Caption: Kyle Imhoff

Mid-November temperatures normally range from the upper 40s to upper 50s in Pennsylvania, but during the past several days have struggled to reach the 30s and 40s, running about 5-10° F below normal. This cold pattern is expected to continue through the coming week. As Wednesday’s temperatures struggle to reach freezing in northern sections, a storm brewing in the Mississippi Valley will combine with the cold air to bring unusual winter weather to the state Thursday and Thursday night. An inch or two of snow changing to rain will fall near Philadelphia, with 1-3” of snow mixing with a lot of sleet elsewhere. Some localized snowfall amounts of 6” could occur in the central and northern mountains while south-central and eastern sections will mix with freezing rain before the storm moves out by daybreak Friday. Sunshine will prevail over all but the northern counties from Friday through Sunday, but it will be chilly with below normal temperatures ranging from the low 40s in the north to near 50° in the southeast.

A band of clouds and a few rain showers will cross the state Sunday as very cold air again invades Pennsylvania for next week bringing blustery cold weather with some snow flurries in northwestern sections. Temperatures will struggle to reach freezing on Tuesday and remain about 10° F below normal as they moderate upward through the end of next week. Longer term, December temperatures are expected to start out a bit below normal but end up near to slightly above normal for the month overall.

For updated weather information every weekday, watch Penn State's Weather World on WPSU-TV at 5:30 pm and PCN-TV at 5:45 pm.

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Kyle Imhoff