CWS Forecast: Laurel Highlands

After a cold and unsettled week, the first major winter storm since November will take aim at the commonwealth of Pennsylvania Saturday into Sunday. While the entire state will feel the effects of winter storm Harper, impacts will vary across the state. Aside from a period of onset snow and minor accumulations, the Philadelphia metropolitan area will see predominantly rain. However, outside of southeast Pennsylvania snow, ice, and freezing rain will all be factors. Moderate snow accumulations along with ice can be expected in the Western and South Central region of the state, with predominantly snow along with heavy accumulations occurring in the Central and Northern tier of the state. Ice accumulation can also be expected in the Northeast region. Following the exit of winter storm Harper, extremely cold air will make its way in. Temperatures will fall below zero and in the single digits overnight Sunday and Monday night with highs struggling into the teens during the daylight hours. Temperatures will begin to moderate heading into the middle of the upcoming week. Stay warm Pennsylvania!

Day One: Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

Snow starting around noon, steadily growing heavier heading into the evening with a mix of sleet and rain possible into the nighttime. May switch back to snow late.

High: 27°F 

Low: 24°F

Day Two: Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

Morning snow tapering off in the afternoon. Low cloud cover and extremely low temperatures overnight.

High:20°F

Low: 2°F

Day Three: Thursday, January 24th 2019

Mostly cloudy during the day followed by clearing skies and frigid temperatures overnight.

High: 14°F

Low: -3°F

Day Four: Friday, January 25th 2019

Mostly sunny with rising daytime temperatures. Rain and mix arriving overnight with frigid temperatures.

High: 28°F

Low: 2°F

Day Five: Saturday, January 26th 2019

Rain through noon, possibly switching to snow in the afternoon. A mix of rain and wintry precipitation overnight.

High: 40°F

Low: 18°F