Morning Forecast, Tuesday January 29, 2019

Weathercast

Use caution on your morning commute, as snow will be falling in some spots this morning. We will have snow showers throughout the day. Accumulation is expected to be around 1-3” of snowfall at this time. What is bringing this snowfall is an arctic cold front. Behind this system, bitter cold air will move in. Today’s high temperatures will be in the upper 20s to lower 30s in the morning hours and then drop as the day goes on. Winds today will be picking up. Within a snow shower today we could have squalls with the winds leading to reduced visibility and quick accumulating snowfall. We will have low temperatures tonight in the single digits.

Tomorrow will be a frigid day with high temperatures in the single digits to lower teens. It will also be a windy day with winds from the west at fifteen to twenty miles an hour. This will make many locations feel like it is below zero. Due to this the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Warning for Jefferson and Indiana Counties from 1:00 AM Wednesday until Friday at 11:00 AM. A Wind Chill Watch has been issued for Elk, Centre, Clearfield, Cambria and Somerset Counties from Wednesday morning until Friday at 10:00 AM. With cold like this, it can take less than ten minutes to experience frostbite. You’ll want to limit time outside, and if you have to go out make sure to bundle up. Tomorrow we will have clouds mixing with some sunshine and snow showers around. With winds, there also could be some snow squalls. Watch for changing visibility and slick road conditions.  Tomorrow night will be dangerously cold. We will have low temperatures well below zero. Factoring in the wind chills, many areas Wednesday night will feel like it is twenty below zero. Make sure to check on your neighbors and also make sure your pets are warm. 

Thursday the bitter cold air will stay with us. High temperatures on Thursday will be in the lower to mid single digits. Again with the winds factored in, it will feel like it is below zero. Thursday we will have winds between ten to fifteen miles an hour from the west. Thursday high pressure will build into the area and we will have sunshine mixing in with some clouds, with a few flurries. Thursday night will be mainly clear and temperatures will tumble back to around zero degrees. Friday we will have more clouds compared to sunshine with some flurries and snow showers. Our high temperatures on Friday will be in the upper teens to lower 20s. Friday night there will be patchy clouds with low temperatures in the single digits.

You’ll want to bundle up if you are headed to Gobblers Knob for Groundhog Day. It will be in the single digits to start off Saturday morning.  Saturday for Groundhog Day we will have a mix of clouds and sunshine with high temperatures in the mid to upper 20s. Sunday and into Monday we will start to have a warm up for a brief time. 

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