Primar-ily April-Like Weather
So much for near 90-degree weather.
This week is featuring a healthy slap of cooler reality from Mother Nature.
By the time this week is out, you might forget that it was near 90 degrees a week ago Monday and that it was 80 degrees to start this past weekend. The combination of Saturday night's cold front, which brought thunderstorms and some wild winds in its wake, and the coastal storm that soaked our region on Sunday, has us in a cooler state of mind.
We will be hard pressed to get anywhere near the levels we experienced last week.
The coastal storm that blew through here on Sunday is now working into New York, meandering slowly for the next couple of days. With northwest winds in the wake of this system, the next couple of days will be unsettled but not as soaked. Scattered showers or sprinkles can't be ruled out todayacross the area.
Gusty west and northwest winds will add chill to the air, with highs both days likely not to get out of the 50s. Lows at night will drop to near or just below 40 degrees.
Yeah, it's a chilled reminder.
In fact, by the time this storm is done, western Pennsylvania's mountains could see over a foot of snow and some of the precipitation in the Poconos on Monday night could end in a frozen state.
This first system pulls away, finally, tonight but the retreating first storm will allow a second storm system to scoot quickly east in its wake. It'll take a track through, or just south, of the region, spreading another round of rain in for Wednesday evening into early Thursday.
This system will help reinforce the cool regime through week's end; the weather pattern for the latter half of the week will trend towards sunshine and gradually improving weather.
Next weekend looks especially nice but could start off cool on both Saturday and Sunday morning and frost can't be ruled out Saturday morning.
Just another reminder that it’s still April.