Pennsylvania residents can set their snow boots aside for a bit longer, as the area will not see a significant amount of snow anytime soon.
That’s the word from Greg DeVoir, meteorologist from the National Weather Service in State College, who said the chill in the air doesn’t mean it’s time for snow.
“According to the Climate Prediction Center, there is an equal chance for precipitation this month as opposed to previous years and no strong signal that it will be wetter or dryer,” added DeVoir. “There is an elevated chance of above normal temperatures for the month-long period.”
In regards to the 3-month outlook, predictions point to a slight chance of above normal temperatures. As for precipitation, DeVoir said there is an “equal chance of it being above normal or below.”
While chances of snow may be distant, local residents may want to grab an umbrella today to stay dry from the rain.
“As a cold front comes in, there will be moderate to heavy rain. Looks like ¾ of an inch to an inch of rain,” said DeVoir.
Rain is expected to continue through tonight into Thursday, as temperatures become cooler. As a high pressure builds over the area Friday night to Saturday, the rain will dissipate and the weather will remain dry through Sunday, with rain resuming Monday.
“There will be a return flow of moisture, Monday into Tuesday as another front moves in,” noted DeVoir.
The rain should end by Tuesday, as the weather turns cooler and breezy for Tuesday and Wednesday.
“While the weather may be cold enough at this point for snow flurries, there will not be enough for any accumulation,” DeVoir explained.