Weather Heads-Up for the Commonweal
Just a broad overview of potential weather that may affect the Commonwealth late this week and over the weekend. Check the NWS web sites for the latest forecasts.
th: NWS State College
* OVERVIEW - Complex, and generally weak weather systems will bring increasing chances of precipitation to the Commonwealth beginning Friday, and continuing through Friday Night. There is a chance for a more organized storm to develop off the east coast Saturday into Sunday, and bring some snow to the region (mainly northeast).
* Friday - A period of freezing precipitation (freezing rain) is possible, starting in the morning in the southwest...and spreading north and east through central portions of the state. Although accumulations at this time expected to be mainly light, less than 1/4 inch, a wintry mix of precipitation could linger much of the day across central areas. Slippery roads and walkways can be expected, and affect the morning commute and mid day commutes.
Friday night - Unsettled weather continues...with some light rain possible in the west, and a mix of light rain and snow in central and eastern areas.
Saturday into Sunday - Rain in the southeast, and snow in the northeast, will develop as a coastal low pressure system begins to take shape. At this time, the storm could bring accumulating snows to mainly central and northeastern areas. There is much uncertainty with this system, as the exact amount of strengthening and exact track will greatly affect potential snow amounts...as well as where rain vs snow falls.
System still a number of days out in the forecast...and there is much uncertainty. This briefing is provided as an early heads-up to potential messy weather over the weekend.