Mike Linden's Forecast | Another round of snow showers brings (much) colder temps to NEPA
The weekend that was finally brought a widespread winter look to NEPA. Most spots west of Columbia County saw an inch or so of snow with the upper elevations adding on 2-4"; nothing wild but wintry nonetheless! With snowfall comes cold and it has certainly felt quite Winter-like with temperatures just barely above freezing in the mid 30s. If you thought that was it for snow for a bit, think again...
Another round of snow showers will likely arrive overnight and into Tuesday afternoon. A weak Alberta Clipper system will sweep across the Keystone State tonight but will once again hold off on any big totals. Most will see another inch or so with the Poconos adding on another 2"+. The lake effect snow showers behind the front could work to add big totals to northwestern PA but not much to our region (did you see the Buffalo Bills game Sunday afternoon?!). The timing of this front will most likely be during the Tuesday morning commute so keep a close eye on the roads before heading out early on tomorrow. It certainly wouldn't hurt to give yourself some extra time to get Tuesday going.
Behind the clipper, arctic air returns to NEPA and yanks daytime highs about 10°+ down the ladder and into the mid to high 20s for daytime highs and mid teens for overnight lows. I wouldn't be surprised to see some upper elevation spots sink into the low 20s and upper teens for highs. While this does seem awfully cold (it is) the winds will make it downright dangerous at times. A light 5-10 mph breeze could make the mid 20s feel close to the low teens and single digits. Be sure you're bundled up before going outdoors this week.
We come out of our arctic blast later this week to only once again see the return of (light) snow showers Thursday evening and into Friday.
No rest for the weary!