Warm Temperatures Followed By Rain for Thursday

Expect to see some sunlight this afternoon before clouds take over, as a storm system from the Southeast will bring rain to the region Thursday

I have to say that this winter is quite fustrating. It is to the point that we have to keep walking outside in order to decide what to wear.

One day the high temperatures will barely reach the 30 degree mark, then the next, sunny and mild with temperatures pushing the 50s.

For the rest of the week, your thick eskimo-like parka can stay in the closet for now, as temperatures will stay relatively constant in the upper 40s.

Today will start out overcast with temperatures in the mid 30s. A slight Northwest wind may make it feel a little chilly during the morning commute.

As the sun reaches its peak, it will have enough power to evaporate the low level clouds and help break the gloomy skies. By mid-afternoon, expect partly sunny skies with a high temperature flirting with the 50 degree mark.

Sorry about that I'm still in the Valentine's Day spirit.

Tonight will be partly clear, chilly, and calm with temperatures in the low 30s.

Thursday will be unpleasant as skies become overcast by dawn from a storm system approaching the area. If the storm were to come earlier, some snow would be expected out of this system. The time of arrival will be in the afternoon so temperatures will be too warm, thus a mainly rain event.

Models are currently indicating the system weakening as it passes the Appalachians, so light rain in the afternoon and evening may be the outcome.

Friday will be a nice start to the weekend as the storm passes to the east. Clouds will quickly decrease in the morning, giving way to partly sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid 40s. Winds are expected to increase in the afternoon from the West-Northwest at 15 to 20 mph. 

I am keeping an eye out on Sunday for a potential snowstorm. Don't fret just yet because it is still far out, but this is something to keep in mind. Friday's article will have more detail on the situation.

Any questions about tomorrow or the potential winter storm on Sunday, contact the writer at mld5202@psu.edu or follow at @phillyburbswx on Twitter for constant updates.


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