CWS Forecast: Capital Region

An active pattern is in store for Pennsylvania over the weekend and the beginning of next week we have multiple storms making their way towards our area. Starting off with Saturday, a strong, rapidly intensifying system will bring rain throughout the area throughout the day, with precipitation especially strong in the Western Portion of the state. This precipitation will eventually change over to snow by Saturday night for the western half of the state before shutting off completely overnight. Sunday morning looks to be clear and cold for most of the state with the exception for northwestern Pennsylvania which will see lake effect snow showers throughout the day. On Monday, yet another wintry storm will progress into the area, bringing a mixed bag of wintry precipitation in the afternoon hours before changing over to all rain by Monday night into Tuesday morning, so keep that in mind for any travel plans after finals! As the system moves out quickly on Tuesday night, skies will clear and temperatures will crash for Wednesday as more lake effect snow is possible by the end of the forecast period.

Day One: Sunday, December 15th 2019

Warmer with rain for much of the day. Cloud break as colder air moves in overnight.

High: 43°F

Low: 35°F

Day Two: Monday, December 16th 2019

Chilly, slight chance of flurries.

High: 39°F

Low: 30°F

Day Three: Tuesday, December 17th 2019

Precip throughout the day- starting with a few flurries in the morning switching to wintry mix in the afternoon. By late afternoon precip will have changed to all rain which continues overnight into Tuesday morning.

High: 41°F

Low: 36°F

Day Four: Wednesday, December 18th 2019

Rain finally moves out of the area by the afternoon, leaving behind a chill.

High: 29°F

Low: 26°F 

Day Five: Thursday, December 19th 2019

High pressure moves into the area, ushering in a clear sky and even lower temperatures.

High: 25°F

Low: 20°F