If you are looking for a springtime pattern, then this coming week is going to make you very happy. It will be mild, then some rain coming next weekend. No snow at all in the next 10 days.
The main trough will be out west. In fact, the west coast will be stormy and wet with big mountain snows. This is great news as the west, esp. California has been in the midst of a serious drought. So to see them receive lots of rain/snow is a good thing.
Interesting note from the State College NWS: Harrisburg and Williamsport both had a mild and wet winter. Of course December featured record breaking warmth, but Jan and Feb were close to average for Harrisburg and a couple degrees above average for Williamsport. Why the difference? Snow.
Harrisburg had 30” for the big storm. Williamsport had none. In fact, Williamsport received only 5” of snow for the winter. Snow keeps temperatures cooler. So we had snow cover for the last week of Jan and the first 2 ½ weeks of February. It made the difference in temperatures between southern PA and northern PA (relative to average).
Getting back to this month, it appears that we will end up with a mild March. The warmest part of the month is likely to be the second week, with cooler weather returning during the 3rd week. Meanwhile enjoy this week. It will be quite pleasant.
Points for Next 7 Days:
Monday: 61. Sun and clouds. Warm up begins.
Tuesday: 67. Sun and clouds. Much warmer. Southerly winds.
Wednesday: 73. Mostly sunny. Warm.
Thursday: 74. Sunshine then increasing clouds. Warm. Showers overnight. Breezy.
Friday: 61. Clouds and partial sunshine. Showers again overnight into Sat. Growing cooler.
Saturday: 51. Mostly cloudy. A few Rain showers. Cooler.
Sunday: 57. Mostly cloudy. Rain on and off. Mild.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.