A line of snow showers, and in places, a heavier squall will continue to sink southward through the region early this evening. Roads will become slick with this front as temperatures fall fast. The rest of tonight will be blustery and much colder with decreasing cloudiness. Lows will be in the teens.
An area of high pressure will settle over the region on Thanksgiving Day and give us plenty of sunshine. Though this sunshine will be out mostly for moral support with highs in the 20s. Our coldest Thanksgiving Day in Altoona was 1989 with a high temperature of 26° so we are forecasting to match that. 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 quite chilly, but not as cold with a mix of clouds and sunshine. 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. So keep this in mind. Also, dress appropriately and allow enough travel time if you are heading to Penn State’s final home game of the season. Highs Saturday will be in the 30s. Sunday will be breezy, but not as cold, with clouds and sunshine and highs in the 40s. Some places may even flirt with 50. Another rainfall is likely for the first day of hunting season. The rain may start off as a bit of a mix and then end as snow showers Monday night. Highs on Monday will be in the 30s to near 40. Behind that system it will turn blustery and colder Tuesday with clouds, some sunshine and scattered snow showers. Highs will be in the 30s with some of the higher elevations not leaving the 20s. Wednesday will also stay brisk and chilly with clouds and sunshine and scattered flurries. Highs will be in the upper 20s to the lower 30s. It’s going to stay quite chilly through the end of next week.