CWS Forecast: Ridge and Valley 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

Rain, likely heavy at times. Some snow showers possible overnight.

High: 38°F 

Low: 33°F

Day Two: Monday, December 16th 2019

Some snow showers possible in the morning, tapering off during the day.

High: 30°F ↓

Low: 26°F

Day Three: Tuesday, December 17th 2019

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected in the morning, changing to all rain in the late afternoon and overnight. Overnight rain could be heavy at times.

High: 32°F

Low: 28°F

Day Four: Wednesday, December 18th 2019

Mostly cloudy and cooler today, clearing up and much colder overnight.

High: 31°F

Low: 17°F

Day Five: Thursday, December 19th 2019

Mostly cloudy and much colder today. Clearing somewhat overnight.

High: 18°F

Low: 14°F