CWS Forecast: Capital Region

As cold air spills into the commonwealth on Friday, the remnants of lake effect clouds in northwest PA will fade away. An overcast quickly builds in overnight in advance of a winter storm that will bring accumulating snow and sleet to many on Saturday, as well as run the full gamut of precipitation types. After an arctic cold front brings snow showers and squalls to western PA overnight into Sunday, areas downwind of Lake Erie will be dealing with lake effect snow through Sunday evening. Mostly cloudy skies and flurries stay parked over northern and western portions of the state on Monday, with southeastern areas seeing considerably more sunshine. Skies will become mostly sunny for Tuesday.

Day One: Monday, January 20th 2020

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

High: 43°F

Low: 35°F

Day Two: Tuesday, January 21st 2020

Chilly, slight chance of flurries.

High: 39°F

Low: 30°F

Day Three: Wednesday, January 22nd 2020

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: Thursday, January 23rd 2020

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

High: 29°F

Low: 26°F 

Day Five: Friday, January 24th 2020

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

High: 25°F

Low: 20°F 


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