Next Round of Very Cold Air Shuffles In. Lake-Effect Picks Up Near Erie. Watch Out For Black Ice.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Looks like the perfect weather pattern to describe a Monday today, wet snow or rain. Sloppy to say the least, and I know how you kids like ’em schloppy. Conditions dry out in the DC Region on Tuesday and Wednesday while NW PA continues to see lake-effect snow chances through the latter portion of the week. Some areas near Erie could pick up an additional 1.5 to 2 feet of snow through Friday. Conditions get cold after today. Highs today in the in western PA will dive into the mid to upper teens on Tuesday before Wednesday recovers into the mid to upper 20s. Lows in the teens tonight and tomorrow night will rise into the 20s on Wednesday night. DC will see highs in the low to mid 50s today before afternoon highs drop into the 30s tomorrow. Mid to upper 30s will persist through Wednesday. Overnight lows will only dip into the 30s tonight before dropping into the 20s by Tuesday night. Low to mid 30s will return by Wednesday night. Hope you all stay warm and dry. Drive safe! 
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 33; Wind Chill: 33
  • Franklin, PA: 32; Wind Chill: 32
  • New Castle, PA: 32; Wind Chill: 32
  • Butler, PA: 34; Wind Chill: 34
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 37; Wind Chill: 37
  • Uniontown, PA: 39; Wind Chill: 39
  • State College, PA: 32; Wind Chill: 32
  • Frederick, MD: 41; Wind Chill: 41
  • BWI Airport, MD: 41; Wind Chill: 41
  • DC (KDCA): 44; Wind Chill: 41

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Steady snow could make roads slippery. Water on roads could refreeze causing black ice.

  • Today: Rain and snow. Rain focuses on SW PA, with mostly snow north of I-80.   Afternoon Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 10s
  • Tuesday: Chance of lake-effect snow in NW PA. Mostly cloudy skies otherwise.  Highs: Mid to Upper 10s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 10s. Single digits possible.
  • Wednesday: Chance of lake-effect snow in NW PA. Mostly cloudy skies otherwise. Highs: Mid to Upper 20s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s

DC Region:

Main threat: Turning Colder. Rain could be heavy at times.

  • Today: Rain.  Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: 30s
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Afternoon Highs: 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s

Good News: Snow in NW PA for the snow lovers. Warm up during the weekend.

Bad News: Cold in the near term. Lows could drop into the single digits in western PA.

Abbreviated Day Off Edition

Additional Snowfall Today Through Saturday Morning:

Erie, PA: 4-8″
Peek ‘N’ Peak, NY: 2-5″
Edinboro, PA: 5-10″
Warren, PA: 1-3″
Oil City, PA: 1-3″
Butler, PA: <1″
Pittsburgh, PA: May see flakes but no accumulations.

Western PA: Well looks like another snowy one in Northwestern PA after Erie recorded over a foot of snow yesterday. It even snowed for a little bit in the suburbs north of DC. Looking at another lake-effect kind of day before conditions dry out slightly later on Saturday. Another storm system will bring more snowfall to western PA on Sunday and into Monday (Giving Pittsburgh its first good burst of snow) before lake-effect takes hold again and allows for snow off of Lake Erie through the middle of next week. Highs in the 30s will continue while lows hold in the 20s and low 30s.

DC Region: After northern DC suburbs saw some frozen precipitation yesterday, today will dry out allowing for mostly sunny skies to move in over the next couple of days. Another disturbance will bring a chance of rain on Sunday. Highs in the 40s the next couple of days could bump up near the 50 degree mark on Saturday. Lows in the 30s the next couple nights will try to increase into the low 40s Sunday night.

Current (~7am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 32; Wind Chill: 22
  • Franklin, PA: 25; Wind Chill: 15
  • New Castle, PA: 23; Wind Chill: 15
  • Butler, PA: 23; Wind Chill: 14
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 24; Wind Chill: 14
  • Uniontown, PA: 24; Wind Chill: 20
  • State College, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 18
  • Frederick, MD: 34; Wind Chill: 28
  • BWI Airport, MD: 31; Wind Chill: 24
  • DC (KDCA): 35; Wind Chill: 27

Cold + Lake-Effect Snow for NW PA = Increase in Hot Chocolate Sales

Western PA: Whelp, the cold air has started to make its way in and will continue to do so through the middle of next week. Lake-effect snow will ramp up today across NW PA while the rest of western PA could see a chance of lighter snow showers. Lake-effect should continue through Saturday morning. Highs in the 30s. Lows in the 20s.
Total Snow Accumulations Through Saturday Morning:

  • Erie, PA: 4-8″
  • Peek ‘N’ Peak, NY: 6-10″
  • Bradford, PA: 3-6″
  • Edinboro, PA: 4-8″
  • Titusville, PA: 3-6″
  • Oil City, PA: 1-3″
  • Butler, PA:  <1″
  • Pittsburgh, PA: A Dusting at Most

DC Region: Looking at a chance of showers later today before conditions dry out for the early weekend. May see a few flakes mix in with rain in the suburbs of DC. Highs in the 40s and lows in the upper 20s and low 30s.

Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 33; Wind Chill: 27
  • Franklin, PA: 30; Wind Chill: 25
  • New Castle, PA: 32; Wind Chill: 32
  • Butler, PA: 34; Wind Chill: 34
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 34; Wind Chill: 34
  • Uniontown, PA: 33; Wind Chill: 33
  • State College, PA: 32; Wind Chill: 26
  • Frederick, MD: 36; Wind Chill: 36
  • BWI Airport, MD: 37; Wind Chill: 37
  • DC (KDCA): 42; Wind Chill: 36

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Cold. Lake-effect snow picks up today and continues into Friday in NW PA.

  • Today: Chance of lake-effect snow in NW PA. Light accumulations expected. Mostly cloudy otherwise.  Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s
  • Friday: Chance of lake-effect snow in NW PA. Mostly cloudy skies otherwise.  Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s
  • Saturday: Lake-effect snow winds down in NW PA. Partly cloudy in SW PA. Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 20s

DC Region:

Main threat: Colder. Slight risk of showers later on Thursday.

  • Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers later in the day. May see a few flakes mix in overnight. Breezy. Highs: Mid to Upper 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 20s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s

Good News: Snow in NW PA for the snow lovers.

Bad News: Cold. Snow in NW PA for non-snow lovers.

Cold. Very Cold. January Cold. Oh Yeah, and Some Snow to Brighten Your Week NW PA.

The cold front has pushed through western PA allowing for the cold air mass to start to settle into the region. The DC Region will have one more day of slightly above normal temperatures before the cold tracks in. Western PA will see windy conditions and cloudy skies as early rain starts to kick eastward. This will give way for a chance of snow in NW PA overnight. The chance of lake-effect snow will ramp up on Thursday and into Friday in NW PA and in the mountains while most of SW PA sees dry conditions overall. Afternoon highs in the upper 30s to low 40s will give way to low to mid 30s tomorrow and Friday. Lows in the mid to upper 20s tonight will fall low to mid 20s on Thursday and Friday night. The DC Region will see decreasing clouds today before a slight chance of showers moves in tomorrow. Partly cloudy skies will move in on Friday. Highs in the low to mid 60s today will fall off into the upper 40s to low 50s tomorrow before low to mid 40s settle in on Friday. Lows in the mid to upper 30s tonight will drop into the low to mid 30s tomorrow night before mid to upper 20s move in on Friday night. Bundle up if you’re in western PA today. Enjoy the last round of warmth if you’re in DC today. Take care and stay warm folks!
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 41; Wind Chill: 33
  • Oil City, PA: 37; Wind Chill: 30
  • New Castle, PA: 39; Wind Chill: 31
  • Butler, PA: 39; Wind Chill: 34
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 39; Wind Chill: 33
  • Uniontown, PA: 40; Wind Chill: 38
  • State College, PA: 52; Wind Chill: 49
  • Frederick, MD: 57; Wind Chill: 57
  • BWI Airport, MD: 57; Wind Chill: 57
  • DC (KDCA): 61; Wind Chill: 61

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Cold. Lake-effect snow picks up on Thursday and Friday in NW PA.

  • Today: Mostly cloudy Lake-effect snow possible late in NW PA. Windy. Afternoon Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 20s
  • Thursday: Chance of lake-effect snow in NW PA. Light accumulations expected. Mostly cloudy otherwise.  Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s
  • Friday: Chance of lake-effect snow in NW PA. Mostly cloudy skies otherwise.  Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s

DC Region:

Main threat: Colder. Slight risk of showers later on Thursday.

  • Today: Partly cloudy. Windy. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 30s
  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 20s

Good News: If you bought a new winter coat you can use it.

Bad News: Cold weather kicks in starting today. Continues through at least the middle of  next week. Lake-effect snow could add up towards Erie, PA.

Today’s the Last Day of Warmth in Western PA For A Long Time. Lake-Effect Snow Soon

Well western PA, enjoy today’s warmth before temperatures drop to mid-January levels through next week. The DC Region should have 2 days of warmth left before temperatures dive through next week. Clouds will increase in western PA today before a chance of showers moves in overnight and into Wednesday. Potential for rain and snow could move in Wednesday night before a better chance of lake-effect snow moves in on Thursday and Friday. Windy conditions are expected overall. Afternoon highs in the low to mid 60s today will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s tomorrow afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 30s are expected on Thursday. Overnight lows in the upper 30s to low 40s will fall off into the mid 20s on Wednesday night before low to mid 20s move in on Thursday night. The DC Region will stay mainly dry overall with a slight chance of showers on Thursday. Highs in the mid to upper 60s today will dip into the low to mid 60s on Wednesday before mid to upper 40s move in by Thursday. Lows in the mid to upper 40s tonight will fall off into the mid to upper 30s Wednesday night before low 30s settle in on Thursday night. Get out the winter coats, hats, and gloves because it gon’ get cold. Stay golden and stay warm folks!      
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 55; Wind Chill: 51
  • Franklin, PA: 46; Wind Chill: 42
  • New Castle, PA: 49; Wind Chill: 49
  • Butler, PA: 50; Wind Chill: 47
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 49; Wind Chill: 45
  • Uniontown, PA: 47; Wind Chill: 45
  • State College, PA: 45; Wind Chill: 42
  • Frederick, MD: 36; Wind Chill: 36
  • BWI Airport, MD: 38; Wind Chill: 38
  • DC (KDCA):  45; Wind Chill: 45

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Chance of showers Wednesday. Lake-effect snow Thursday and Friday. Light accumulations possible.

  • Today: Increasing clouds. Chance of showers overnight. Windy. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s to Low 40s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers. Lake-effect snow possible late in NW PA. Windy. Afternoon Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Mid 20s
  • Thursday: Chance of lake-effect snow in NW PA. Light accumulations expected. Windy. Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s

DC Region:

Main threat: Slight risk of showers on Thursday.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 30s
  • Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Highs: Mid to Upper 40s Overnight Lows: Low 30s

Good News: Great hot chocolate weather. If you like snow and live in NW PA, you’re in luck.

Bad News: It’s going to get very cold. How cold? Mid-winter cold. If you don’t like the snow and live in NW PA, sorry.

Warmth Lingers Next 2-3 Days. Persistent Cold Pattern Settles In.

A front to the west will allow for southerly flow and near to above normal temperatures to filter into the region over the next 2 to 3 days before the cold air pushes in quickly by the middle of the week. Windy conditions will also occur ahead of this front. Conditions will stay dry over the next couple days before a chance of showers moves into western PA on Wednesday. DC will stay dry overall. Highs in Western PA will sit in the upper 50s to low 60s today before rising into the low to mid 60s tomorrow before afternoon highs fall off into the upper 30s and low 40s by Wednesday. Lows in the low to mid 40s tonight will drop off into the upper 30s to low 40s tomorrow night before diving into the low to mid 20s by Thursday. DC will sit in the 60s over the next 3 days. Lows in the 40s the next couple nights will drop off into the mid to upper 30s by Wednesday night. Prepare yourselves for a bit of a shock by Wednesday or Thursday because it’s going to be significantly colder. Take care folks!
Current (~7am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 46; Wind Chill: 42
  • Franklin, PA: 41; Wind Chill: 37
  • New Castle, PA: 43; Wind Chill: 43
  • Butler, PA: 39; Wind Chill: 39
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 42; Wind Chill: 38
  • Uniontown, PA: 32; Wind Chill: 32
  • State College, PA: 37; Wind Chill: 37
  • Frederick, MD: 37; Wind Chill: 37
  • BWI Airport, MD: 34; Wind Chill: 34
  • DC (KDCA):  43; Wind Chill: 43

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Chance of rain Wednesday. Lake-effect snow Thursday and Friday.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Windy.  Highs: Upper 50s/Low 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s
  • Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Windy. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers. Lake-effect snow possible late in NW PA. Afternoon Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s

DC Region:

Main threat: Dry through mid week.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 30s

Good News: Warmth holds early this week.

Bad News: Sick weather moves in, meaning that more people will start to get sick as we go from warmth to cold. Temperatures will drop to well below normal by the second half of the week. Lake-effect snow is possible in NW PA Thursday and Friday mainly.

Rain and Snow in Northwest PA Through Weekend. Chilly, But Even Colder By The 2nd Half of Next Week.

The cool down begins into the weekend before a brief warm up occurs early next week. Then a strong cold front will allow for a significant cool down by the second half of next week. In the near term, we’re looking at rain and snow today in western PA before conditions dry out through most of Saturday. A chance of rain and snow will return to the region by Saturday night and into early Sunday before tapering off. Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s today will rise into the mid to upper 40s tomorrow before dipping into the low to mid 40s on Sunday. Lows in the mid 20s to low 30s tonight, will rise into the upper 20s to mid 30s tomorrow night before mid 30s move in on Sunday night. The DC region will see partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies the next couple of days before clouds increase on Sunday. Highs in the low to mid 50s the next couple days will rise into the mid to upper 50s by Sunday. Lows in the low to mid 30s tonight will rise into the mid 40s on Saturday night before falling off into the upper 30s by Sunday night. Hope you all stay warm over the next week or two, as early winter temperatures are moving in. Have a great weekend!
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 41; Wind Chill: 33
  • Franklin, PA: 36; Wind Chill: 27
  • New Castle, PA: 38; Wind Chill: 30
  • Butler, PA: 39; Wind Chill: 35
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 41; Wind Chill: 33
  • Uniontown, PA: 40; Wind Chill: 40
  • State College, PA: 43; Wind Chill: 35
  • Frederick, MD: 50; Wind Chill: 46
  • BWI Airport, MD: 45; Wind Chill: 40
  • DC (KDCA):  51; Wind Chill: 48

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Chance of rain and snow lingers through early Sunday.

  • Today: Chance of rain and snow. Windy. Little or no snow accumulations are expected. Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s
  • Saturday: Chance of rain/snow late in NW PA mainly. Windy. Partly sunny otherwise. Highs: Mid to Upper 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Sunday: Chance of rain and snow early. Partly sunny otherwise. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s

DC Region:

Main threat: Dry through the weekend.

  • Today: Partly cloudy. Windy. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s
  • Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s

Good News: It is an appropriate time to eat a lot of chili and drink a lot of hot chocolate.

Bad News: Rain and snow in western PA through the weekend. Cooler than normal temperatures. Gets even colder by the second half of next week. Lake-effect snow possible.

Get Ready For Cold Air/Potential Lake-Effect Snow Mid to Late Next Week: Highs in the 30s in Western PA. 40s in DC.

A slight cool down will occur through the rest of the week before temperatures briefly warm up ahead of another front early next week. After that, it’s hot chocolate weather for everyone as a strong high pressure system digs southward out of Canada, allowing for cold air to filter into the region. With this cold air comes a chance for lake-effect snow in western PA. The next day or two in western PA will stay on the wetter side of things before conditions dry out into Saturday. Highs in the upper 40s and low 50s in western PA today will drop into the low to mid 40s tomorrow as 40s hold into Saturday. Lows in the mid to upper 30s tonight will drop into the mid 20s to low 30s tomorrow night before bumping back up into the low to mid 30s Saturday night. The DC Region will continue to see rain today before conditions dry out on Friday and Saturday. Highs will stick around in the 60s today in the DC Region before dropping into the 50s through the rest of the week. Lows in the 40s overnight tonight will fall off into the 30s by Friday night before rising into the 40s again by Saturday night. Hope you all have a great Friday Eve! Take care and prepare yourself for cold conditions. 
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 46; Wind Chill: 42
  • Franklin, PA: 41; Wind Chill: 38
  • New Castle, PA: 44; Wind Chill: 44
  • Butler, PA: 45; Wind Chill: 40
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 45; Wind Chill: 42
  • Uniontown, PA: 48; Wind Chill: 48
  • State College, PA: 43; Wind Chill: 43
  • Frederick, MD: 55; Wind Chill: 55
  • BWI Airport, MD: 51; Wind Chill: 49
  • DC (KDCA):  56; Wind Chill: 56

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Rain threat continues today. Rain and snow chances tomorrow and Saturday, mainly during the overnight/early morning hours.

  • Today: Rain threat continues. Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s
  • Friday: Chance of rain and snow. Little or no snow accumulations are expected. Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s
  • Saturday: Chance of rain/snow late in NW PA. Highs: 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s

DC Region:

Main threat: Chance of rain into Thursday.

  • Today: Showers likely. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s
  • Friday: Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers Saturday night. Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s

Good News: Cool down not as strong as next week. Not too much in terms of good news.

Bad News: Wet pattern lingers, mainly in western PA. Snow may mix in with rain early this weekend in NW PA. Temperatures much below normal mid to late next week.

The Chance of the Dreaded S Word Returns

Looks like the cold weather returns by the latter half of this week and into next week, bringing a chance for some snow to mix in with rain for western PA later on Friday. A better setup for lake-effect snow may occur mid to late next week as flow off of the unfrozen lakes and plenty of cold air could bring snow to western PA. Today, Western PA will see mostly cloudy skies overall before a chance of rain moves in late. The risk of wet weather will persist into Thursday and Friday as a chance of snow could mix in with the rain on Friday. No substantial snow accumulations are expected. Highs in western PA will sit in the mid to upper 50s today before low to mid 50s move in tomorrow. Upper 30s and low 40s will settle in on Friday. Lows in the 40s tonight will drop into the 30s on Thursday night and into the 20s and low 30s on Friday night. DC will see a chance of rain move in later today before showers pick up on Thursday. Friday will dry out a bit as partly sunny skies stick around. Highs in the 60s today and tomorrow will drop into the 50s Friday. Lows in the 50s tonight will drop into the 40s tomorrow night before Friday night plummets into the 30s. It’s hump day. Get over it. Take care folks!   
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 45; Wind Chill: 39
  • Franklin, PA: 43; Wind Chill: 39
  • New Castle, PA: 44; Wind Chill: 44
  • Butler, PA: 46; Wind Chill: 46
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 50; Wind Chill: 48
  • Uniontown, PA: 50; Wind Chill: 50
  • State College, PA: 50; Wind Chill: 50
  • Frederick, MD: 52; Wind Chill: 52
  • BWI Airport, MD: 53; Wind Chill: 52
  • DC (KDCA):  57; Wind Chill: 57

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Wet weather chance persists through Friday. Chance of rain/snow on Friday.

  • Today: Lingering showers in far southwestern PA. Otherwise, mostly cloudy. Chance of showers late. Highs: Mid to Upper 50s Overnight Lows: 40s
  • Thursday: Rain threat continues. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s
  • Friday: Chance of rain and snow. Little or no snow accumulations are expected. Highs: Upper 30s/Low 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s

DC Region:

Main threat: Chance of rain into Thursday.

  • Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain, mainly later in the day. Highs: Mid to Upper 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 50s
  • Thursday: Showers likely. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s
  • Friday: Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s

Good News: Near term stays near to above normal with temperatures.

Bad News: Wetter pattern next few days. Cold by the weekend and into next week. Potential for the dreaded S word increases mid to late next week as high pressure from Canada brings colder air in.

For Goodness Sake, Let’s Eat Some Cake

The next 3 days should stay near or above normal for this time of year before another cool down takes place through the weekend and into next week. Models are in a bit of a disagreement with how much cold air filters in next week, but after the recent cold shot and a building ridge in the west the cooler risks outweigh the warm risks. For the next 3 days, clouds will increase today in western PA before rain moves in late tonight and the threat continues into Thursday. DC will see dry conditions today and most of tomorrow before the best chance of showers moves in Wednesday night and Thursday. Highs in the 50s and 60s today in western PA will dip into through Thursday. Lows in the 30s and 40s will occur. Highs in the DC Region will sit in the upper 60s to low 70s the next couple days before dipping into the low to mid 60s by Thursday. Lows in the 40s and 50s will occur. Hope you all have a great two-for-Tuesday! Take care!
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 55; Wind Chill: 51
  • Franklin, PA: 48; Wind Chill: 43
  • New Castle, PA: 47; Wind Chill: 47
  • Butler, PA: 46; Wind Chill: 43
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 47; Wind Chill: 42
  • Uniontown, PA: 53; Wind Chill: 53
  • State College, PA: 50; Wind Chill: 50
  • Frederick, MD: 43; Wind Chill: 43
  • BWI Airport, MD: 40; Wind Chill: 40
  • DC (KDCA):  48; Wind Chill: 48

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Chance of rain late Tuesday and into Friday. Maybe some snowflakes mixed in with rain in NW PA Friday night.

  • Today: Increasing clouds. Showers likely late. Highs: Upper 50s to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: 40s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers, mainly in the morning and overnight. Highs: Mid to Upper 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Thursday: Rain threat continues. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s

DC Region:

Main threat: Chance of rain late Wednesday night into Thursday.

  • Today: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 50s
  • Wednesday: Increasing clouds. Chance of rain overnight. Highs: Mid to Upper 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s
  • Thursday: Showers likely. A potential rumble of thunder possible. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s

Good News: Temperatures stay near to above normal the next 2-3 days.

Bad News: Conditions turn wetter during the mid to late week. Conditions also turning colder, especially during the weekend and into next week.