Accuweather Channel Forecast

Weather Forecast Discussion

Slick travel this evening/tonight as snow eventually changes to ice and rain for most

A quieter and mainly dry weekend but chilly

TONIGHT: Snow, sleet and freezing rain changing to rain in some areas, especially south and east. Poconos may stay mainly a wintry mix. Low: 28

FRIDAY: Some rain early, which could change to snow before ending, then clouds breaking for sun and windy. High: 45

FRIDAY NIGHT: Mainly clear. Low: 32

***WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR BERKS, LEHIGH, NORTHAMPTON, CARBON, MONROE, LUZERNE, PIKE, SCHUYLKILL, LEBANON, LANCASTER, WESTERN CHESTER, UPPER MONTGOMERY, UPPER BUCKS, HUNTERDON, WARREN, AND SUSSEX COUNTIES THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING***​

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR EASTERN MONTGOMERY, EASTERN CHESTER, LOWER BUCKS, DELAWARE, PHILADELPHIA, MERCER, SALEM, GLOUCESTER, CAMDEN, BURLINGTON, AND NEW CASTLE COUNTIES THROUGH THIS EVENING***

Well the snow took a little bit to get started, but once it got started, it came down at a good clip. As we progressed into the afternoon, snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour quickly became common which turned many roadways and interstates slick. High temperatures early on topped out in the low 30s, but once the snow got going, we saw the numbers drop into the mid and upper 20s. Snow will continue to fall steadily to even heavy at times for the next couple hours leading to perhaps an additional couple inches on top of what you've already received. Snow will gradually mix with and change to sleet, freezing rain, and rain from south to north as we work into the evening. The evening commute will be very challenging so definitely allow yourself extra time, slow down, and leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you.

Snowfall totals look to be on the order of four to eight inches for most. For lower Bucks/Mont over into the Delaware Valley and central New Jersey, snowfall totals look to be more on the order of two to four inches where the changeover takes place a little earlier. Finally, just a coating to an inch or two is expected in southwestern New Jersey where the changeover happens the soonest. A change to plain rain may never occur towards the Poconos, the Interstate 81 corridor, and through Sussex County in northwestern New Jersey so these areas will likely see the greatest impacts of snow and ice accumulation.

Speaking of ice, this will also be an issue with a light accumulation possible due to a few hours of freezing rain, especially along and north of the Interstate 78 corridor. Keep in mind it only takes a little freezing rain to coat things with ice and make for some very slick travel conditions, and anywhere from a few hundredths of an inch to a few tenths of an inch of ice may accumulate, again more likely and more significant icing the farther north you travel.

Most places outside of the Poconos, Luzerne County, and northwestern New Jersey, should change to plain rain tonight. Some localized flooding is not out of the question from this storm due to the combination of snow, ice, rain, and clogged storm drains, both from snow and from leaves. Any rain or wintry mix may briefly change back to snow before ending Friday morning. Breezes will increase as our coastal storm strengthens but moves away to our northeast along the coast of New England. Northeast winds around 10 to 20 miles-per-hour tonight will shift from the west and northwest by Friday and increase as some clearing skies develop by afternoon in the wake of our storm. High temperatures Friday will be chilly in the mid 40s.

Once we get past our coastal storm, the forecast is a largely quiet and dry one through Thanksgiving with the exception of a flurry or two in the Poconos Saturday and a rain or snow shower Sunday night and early Monday morning. We can expect a mix of sun and clouds otherwise through the period with below normal temperatures as a well-defined trough with the jet stream remains locked in place across the region. Our average high is in the low 50s, but we'll spend most of our time in the low to mid 40s going forward.

Be sure to stay with 69 News for the latest on our impending winter weather, as wintry mix storms can be tricky to forecast and tricky to travel in as well. Have a great and safe evening!​​


10 Day Forecast

  • Thursday

    33° / 28°
    Cold with a Wintry Mix 100%
  • Friday

    45° / 32°
    Windy; Rain Tapers Off Early 70%
  • Saturday

    46° / 28°
    Partly Sunny and Breezy 0%
  • Sunday

    44° / 33°
    Chilly; Clouds and Some Sun 20%
  • Monday

    44° / 26°
    Rain or Snow Shower Early 30%
  • Tuesday

    38° / 22°
    Cold; Sun and Patchy Clouds 0%
  • Wednesday

    39° / 24°
    Partly Sunny 0%
  • Thursday

    42° / 26°
    Partly Sunny 0%
  • Friday

    45° / 29°
    Intervals of Clouds and Sun 0%
  • Saturday

    48° / 33°
    Mostly Cloudy; Couple Showers 30%

Interactive Radars

Allentown, PA 18102

29°F

Overcast Feels like 15°
  • 23 mph ENE
  • 85%
  • 25°
  • 30.07 in
  • 6:48 AM
  • 4:44 PM

TONIGHT

28°F
Wintry Mix to Rain

  • 15 mph NE
  • 100%
  • 4:44 PM
  • Thursday

    33° / 28°
  • Friday

    45° / 32°
  • Saturday

    46° / 28°
  • Sunday

    44° / 33°
  • Monday

    44° / 26°
  • Tuesday

    38° / 22°

Reading, PA 19605

30°F

Overcast Feels like 30°
  • 0 mph
  • 100%
  • 30°
  • 30.08 in
  • 6:50 AM
  • 4:46 PM

TONIGHT

28°F
Wintry Mix to Rain

  • 12 mph NNE
  • 100%
  • 4:46 PM
  • Thursday

    34° / 28°
  • Friday

    46° / 33°
  • Saturday

    47° / 29°
  • Sunday

    45° / 34°
  • Monday

    45° / 27°
  • Tuesday

    39° / 23°

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Historical Averages

High Low
Current 33°F 28°F
Average 51°F 33°F
Record 77°F November 15, 1993 18°F November 15, 1996

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