Today will be the classic, "calm before the storm" with some Northwest breezes and a high around 40
At this point it looks like any wintry precipitation will hold off until after 8AM. By 9AM wet snow will start to overspread the region from South to North so Franklin and Adams Counties will see it first, before wet snow overspreads the region by lunchtime and into the early afternoon. Plan for a general 2 to 4" of heavy wet snow, with Southern Adams, York and Lancaster Counties seeing a bit less (1 to 2"). During the afternoon hours the snow will begin to change over to sleet and freezing rain as some warmer air wedges into the higher levels of the atmosphere. This will lead to a very tricky travel situation for tomorrow afternoon and evening! Also, keep in mind that there are still a lot of leaves on the trees and a heavy wet snow combined with some icing from freezing rain could cause some power issues so make sure you prepare today before this wintry mess arrives tomorrow! After sunset tomorrow everything will change over to plain rain, but as the system exits early Friday we could see another wintry mix between 4AM and 8AM on Friday morning.
As this system exits on Friday morning, skies will slowly clear and it looks dry and chilly for Friday Night High School Football with kickoff temperatures around 40 . Saturday and Sunday will both be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the mid to low 40's.
It looks like the colder air and below average temperatures will be with us through Thanksgiving.
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