Wednesday will be another windy day with clouds, some sunshine along with scattered flurries and snow showers. An arctic front will bring a heavier squall through the region Wednesday afternoon and evening which could bring a flash freeze and slick roads in a very short period of time. The timing of this squall line ranges from around 1pm in Elk County reaching the Pennsylvania turnpike by 7pm. Highs on Wednesday will be in the 30s but likely will drop into the 20s in many spots by evening.
Behind this arctic front we’re going to have one of our colder Thanksgiving Days despite a good deal of sunshine with highs in the 20s. Our coldest Thanksgiving Day in Altoona was 1989 with a high temperature of 26°. It will be quite cold Thursday night with lows well down into the teens with some places reaching the single digits. Black Friday will be chilly, but not as cold with sunshine mixing with some clouds. Highs will be in the 30s. The next storm system will bring a cold, soaking rainfall Saturday. There’s a good chance that this rain starts as sleet or freezing rain in many places early in the day. Highs will be in the 30s. Sunday will be breezy, but not as cold, with clouds and sunshine and highs in the 40s. Another rainfall or a wintry mix is possible for the first day of hunting season. Highs on Monday will be in the 30s to near 40. Behind that system it will turn blustery and colder toward the middle and latter part of next week.