Lake Erie Went From ~0% to ~90% Ice Covered in ~2 Weeks. Crazy. Lake-Effect Snow Impact Decreases.

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Looks like a pretty dry next couple of days with the exception of western PA potentially seeing some light snow today. Partly sunny to partly cloudy skies are in store for western PA on Saturday before a chance of rain and snow move in late Saturday night and into Sunday. Highs in the mid 20s to low 30s are expected in western PA today before mid 30s to mid 40s move in on Saturday. Mid 30s to low 40s are expected on Sunday. Lows in the single digits and 10s tonight will rise into the 30s tomorrow night before mid to upper 20s push in on Sunday night. The DC Region will see mostly sunny skies today before a few more clouds could move in on Saturday. A chance of showers is possible on Sunday. Highs in the low to mid 40s today will drop off into the mid to upper 30s tomorrow before mid to upper 40s track in on Sunday. Lows in the low to mid 20s tonight will bump up into the low to mid 30s tomorrow night and Sunday night. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Take care folks!        
Current (~6-6:30am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 30; Wind Chill: 20
  • Franklin, PA: 27; Wind Chill: 18
  • New Castle, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 19
  • Butler, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 19
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 27; Wind Chill: 16
  • Uniontown, PA: 28; Wind Chill: 19
  • State College, PA: 30; Wind Chill: 18
  • Frederick, MD: 34; Wind Chill: 24
  • BWI Airport, MD: 32; Wind Chill: 25
  • DC (KDCA): 28; Wind Chill: 22


Western PA:

Main threat: Light snow today. Rain and snow Sunday. Little of no snow accumulations expected. Temperatures cool down, so black ice and slick roads are possible.

  • Today: Chance of light snow. Breezy. Afternoon Highs: Mid 20s to Low 30s Overnight Lows: Single Digits/Teens
  • Saturday: Partly sunny NW PA.  Temperatures increase/hold steady overnight. Breezy. Highs: Mid 30s to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: 30s
  • Sunday: Chance of rain and snow. Breezy. Highs: Mid 30s to Low 40s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 20s

DC Region: 

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs: Low to Mid 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 20s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 30s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s
  • Sunday: Chance of showers. Highs: Mid to Upper 40s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 30s

Good News: Weekend thaw. Martin Luther King Day dries out if you have that off to enjoy.

Bad News:  Rain and snow look to put a damper on things Sunday. Below to near normal temperatures late next week.