MU's Current Conditions: (at 16:06) Temp: 53 F | Dew Point: N/A | Wind: ENE - 5 mph
SPECIAL WEATHER DISCUSSION (Updated twice weekly, but more often when storms threaten.)

* First Nor'easter of Season *

Wednesday, October 16:
The first Nor'easter of the season will wind up along the Northeast coast the next 24 hours with rain, gusty winds, and maybe even a few wet snow flakes on some ridge tops early Thursday. Here in Lancaster, the bulk of the rain will fall in 8 hours (10am - 6pm Wednesday) before a drying West wind kicks in early this evening. As the storm deepens over New England on Thursday, winds will gust to 40 mph across the Commonwealth...and perhaps near 50 mph across some central PA ridges.

Winds and clouds will linger into Thursday night, before gradually diminishing Friday into Friday night. High pressure will finally settle over the region making for a splendid Saturday with sunshine and mild afternoon temps. Sunday won't be quite as pristine as some clouds arrive; but the next chance of showers isn't until the Monday-Tuesday time frame.

Another coastal low is possible the first half of next week, although it's uncertain if steady rain will reach the Commonwealth (best chance is early Tuesday). If not, temps may make a run into the 70s early next week ahead of a cold front arriving Tuesday night. Fast, nearly zonal flow looks to prevail into the second half of next week with near-normal high temps (60s). Another clipper system may yield a shower late in the week, followed by a shot of cooler air the following weekend. --Horst


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