Cooling Down. Snow For The New Year in Northwest PA. DC Dries Out After Today.

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat:  Areas in NW PA could see some snow accumulations on roads New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Nothing too significant though.

  • Today: Chance of showers, mainly later today. Highs: 40s. Near 50 in SW PA Overnight Lows: Upper 20s to Mid 30s
  • New Year’s Eve: Chance of lake-effect snow in NW PA. Flurries possible elsewhere. Highs: 30s Overnight Lows: 20s.
  • New Year’s Day: Chance of lake-effect snow. Light accumulations mainly in NW PA.  Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Low 20s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Wet roads possible today.

  • Today: Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs: Mid to Upper 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • New Year’s Eve: Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s to Low 40s
  • New Year’s Day: Partly sunny.  Highs: Mid 40s to Low 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s

Good News: For those of you winter lovers you get another taste of winter over the next several days. Conditions look to stay seasonal to above normal through the middle of January.

Bad News: Cooler conditions could cause more people to get sick.

Freezing Rain Potential in NW PA and Higher Elevations of Western PA Into Tonight. Be Safe!

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat:  Freezing rain potential into tonight, mainly for NW PA and higher elevations of western PA. Watch out for slick roads.

  • Today: Wintry mix today with freezing rain possibly moving in this afternoon/evening. Highs: 30s Overnight Lows: 30s. Temps increase overnight.
  • Tuesday: Rain likely in the morning. Chance decreases into the afternoon. Highs: Mid 40s to Low 50s Overnight Lows: 30s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers. Highs: 40s Overnight Lows: 30s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Wet roads could cause for slippery road conditions tonight into Tuesday.

  • Today: Chance of rain increases into tonight. Highs: Mid to Upper 40s Overnight Lows: 40s. Temps increase overnight.
  • Tuesday: Rain likely in the morning. Chance decreases into the afternoon and evening. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s to Low 50s
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Chance of rain late. Highs: Mid to Upper 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s

Good News: Cooler weather will move in this week for those who were complaining about the warmth. Temperatures increase overnight, helping to get rid of icing in W PA.

Bad News: Freezing rain could cause for dangerous roads in western PA. Cooler conditions move in after Tuesday.

5 Day Forecast: Warm, But Wet, Lead Up to Christmas

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat:  Rain chance moves in through the middle of the week.

  • Today: Chance of spotty showers. Highs: Mid 40s to Low 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s
  • Tuesday: Rain likely. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s to Low 50s
  • Wednesday: Rain likely. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s to Low 60s
  • Christmas Eve: Chance of showers. Highs: 60s Overnight Lows: 40s
  • Christmas Day: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 30s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Rainy conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday could cause some wet roads for holiday travel.

  • Today: Increasing clouds. Slight chance of showers late. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s to Low 50s
  • Tuesday: Rain likely. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 50s
  • Wednesday: Rain likely. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 50s/Low 60s
  • Christmas Eve: Chance of spotty showers. Highs: Upper 60s to Mid 70s Overnight Lows: Upper 50s/Low 60s
  • Christmas Day: Mid 60s to Low 70s Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s

Good News: Warmth persists into Christmas for those who don’t want a white Christmas.

Bad News: Rain looks to put a damper on travel plans. But I’m sure many would take that over ice and snow. Christmas day looks like a nice day though.

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Western PA:

Main threat:  Wet roads today. Chance of snow Friday and Saturday. Could see 1 or 2″ in NW PA.

  • Today: Rain. Highs: Mid 40s to Low 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 20s to Low 30s
  • Friday: Chance of snow. Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Low 20s
  • Saturday: Chance of snow. Highs: Low to Mid 30s Overnight Lows: Upper 10s/Low 20s
  • Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Monday: Chance of rain. Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s to Low 40s
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs: 40s Overnight Lows: Mid 30s to Low 40s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Wet roads today.

  • Today: Rain. Highs: Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid 40s to Low 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Upper 20s/Low 30s
  • Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 40s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 30s
  • Monday: Increasing clouds. Slight chance of showers late. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Tuesday: Chance of showers. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s

Good News: A chance of snow this Friday and Saturday for those who like snow. Warmth on the other side of that for those who like warmth.

Bad News: A taste of winter moves in on Friday and Saturday. Chance of moisture lingers in western PA for much of the next 6 days.

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Western PA:

Main threat:  None.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Slight chance of a stray shower. Highs: Upper 50s/Low 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 40s to Mid 50s
  • Saturday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of spotty showers. Highs: 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 50s
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 60s to Low 70s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 50s

DC Region: 

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Partly cloudy Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 40s to Mid 50s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 60s to Low 70s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s

Good News: Toasty weather for the weekend. Enjoy it, especially Sunday!

Bad News: Conditions start to cool down next week. Wet weather starts the work week.

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Western PA:

Main threat:  None.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Friday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of a stray shower. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Mid 40s to Low 50s
  • Saturday: Partly sunny. Chance of spotty showers. Highs: 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 50s

DC Region: 

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Partly cloudy after fog evaporates. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 40s/Low 50s
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs: 60s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 50s

Good News: Woo warmth into the weekend.

Bad News: Chance of a spotty shower in western PA over the next few days. Steadier rains move in early next week with a cool down behind the rain.

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Western PA:

Main threat:  Shower chance around dinner time or so.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Chance of showers in the evening. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s
  • Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s
  • Friday: Partly sunny. Slight chance of a shower. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 40s/Low 50s

DC Region: 

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Fog will lift. Then increasing clouds. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Upper 50s to Mid 60s Overnight Lows: Upper 40s/Low 50s

Good News: Warming up into the weekend. Highs in the 60s expected in western PA.

Bad News: Chance of showers later today in western PA. Cool down into early next week as a better threat of rain moves in along a front.

Mainly Dry Aside From Chance of Spotty Showers in Western PA Wed. Warming Up.

Western PA:

Main threat:  None.

  • Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 40s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 30s
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny. Chance of spotty showers, mainly later. Highs: Upper 40s to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s
  • Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s

DC Region: 

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid 50s to Low 60s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 40s

Good News: Highs warm up into the 60s for SW PA and the DC Region for the weekend. Conditions stay mainly dry for the rest of the week aside from some spotty showers.

Bad News: Significant moisture returns early next week as a chance of some lake-effect snow could develop in NW PA behind a cold front. Conditions cool down.

Dry Conditions Overall. Warming Up. Highs in the 60s by the Weekend.

Western PA:

Main threat:  None.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 30s
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny. Chance of spotty showers, mainly later. Highs: Upper 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s to Mid 40s

DC Region: 

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Upper 30s/Low 40s
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 50s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 40s

Good News: Conditions warm up throughout the week. 60s are possible across the region by Saturday.

Bad News: For those of you who like a lot of snow, it isn’t a good week for it.

Summary Through The Weekend For Western PA/DC Region

It looks like once western PA gets past this dreary and rainy weather the next couple days, high pressure will move in allowing for partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies to stick around from Friday through Monday. Highs in the 40s and low 50s today will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s on Thursday before a warming trend takes place back into the 40s and low 50s. Lows overnight will sit in the 30s for the rest of the work week before 20s and 30s move in during the weekend with clear skies.

For the DC Region, conditions will start to dry out on Thursday and give way to mostly sunny skies through the weekend. Highs will reach into the upper 50s to low 60s today before dropping into the upper 40s to low 50s tomorrow. Highs will hold in the 50s through the weekend. Lows will drop into the 40s the next couple nights before 30s could track in with clear skies during the weekend.