Persistent cold (and light snowfall) expected
"... it will certainly add to the wintry feel we have out there." BY ENELLY BETANCOURT, Staff Writer
Meteorologist Eric Horst
Stunned by the recent bitter blast? Don't expect the chill to ease anytime soon.
The cold snap likely will be accompanied by a mild snowstorm today, and the cold weather will persist through the weekend, with the mercury stuck in the upper 20s.
There's no need, however, to rush to the supermarket for milk and bread. Or so it seems.
"This is a modest storm … just 1 to 2 inches of powder snow," Eric Horst, Millersville University meteorologist, said Thursday afternoon.
The snow is expected to arrive around noon.
"And it looks like it's going to be done before midnight, but it will certainly add to the wintry feel we have out there," Horst noted.
AccuWeather says today's high temperature is expected to be 23 degrees, dipping to 16 degrees tonight.
That is a bit of relief, Horst said, from Wednesday, which was the coldest day we've had in the last three years with its high of 19 degrees, according to Millersville's figures.
"We were 20 degrees below our normal temperature of 39," he said. "That's arctic air.
"But this is not uncommon. We saw it in 2010 and 2011. It all depends on what happens with the climate in the Pacific Ocean," Horst said.
Saturday and Sunday are expected to be partly sunny, breezy and cold with highs and lows of 28 and 12 on Saturday and 29 and 15 on Sunday.
Monday's high will hover around 38 degrees. It is expected to be mostly cloudy with a bit of sleet and freezing rain late in the day.
The good news, however, is that warmer temperatures are expected.
"Early next week, it's going to get temporarily warmer, but I think the cold air will come back at the end of next week," Horst said.