Spring Starts Today…Sort of

The first day of Spring is today as the season officially starts at 12:57PM. Although temperatures will be near to above normal into the early weekend, Spring, like the great LL Cool J, says “don’t call it a comeback,” as temperatures drop to well below normal early next week. A chance of light rubbish will linger in PA before clearing out tomorrow. Enjoy the nicer temperatures before it gets cold again next week. Have a good one!
Current (~7am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA:  35; Wind Chill: 25
  • Franklin, PA: 36; Wind Chill: 29
  • New Castle, PA: 35; Wind Chill: 25
  • Butler, PA:  36; Wind Chill: 27
  • Pittsburgh (KAGC): 39; Wind Chill: 33
  • Uniontown, PA: 37; Wind Chill: 29
  • State College, PA: 41; Wind Chill: 34
  • Frederick, MD: 46; Wind Chill: 39
  • BWI Airport, MD:  39; Wind Chill: 35
  • DC (KDCA):  45; Wind Chill: 42

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Potential for slick spots on the roads today, especially early on.

  • Thursday: Light Rain/snow threat continues. Highs: Mid 30s/Low 40s. Overnight Lows: 20s/Low 30s
  • Friday:  Partly sunny. Chance of showers moves in late. Highs: 40s/Low 50s Overnight Lows: 30s/Low 40s
  • Saturday:  Chance of showers, mainly early. Otherwise, partly sunny. Highs: 40s/50s Overnight Lows: 20s/30s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Fog This Morning; Oblivious drivers

  • Thursday:  Fog early becoming mostly sunny. Highs: Mid to upper 50s Overnight Lows: Mid to upper 30s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid 50s to low 60s Overnight Lows: 40s
  • Saturday:  Partly sunny. Highs: Mid to upper 60s Overnight Lows: 30s/low 40s

Good News: Warming up through Saturday. 11-15 day period trending warmer. Could see above normal temperatures during that time frame.

Bad News: Below normal temperatures settle in for much of next week.