69News Weather Channel Forecast

7 Day Forecast

  • Saturday

    44° / 36°
    Rain Late and at Night 60%
  • Sunday

    56° / 30°
    Rain Early, PM Sun; Mild 80%
  • Monday

    39° / 21°
    Very Windy and Cold; Some Sun 0%
  • Tuesday

    35° / 20°
    Patchy Clouds; Breezy 0%
  • Wednesday

    33° / 21°
    Cold with a Snow Shower 30%
  • Thursday

    36° / 24°
    Clouds and Sun; Brisk, Chilly 0%
  • Friday

    40° / 26°
    Partly Sunny 0%
Weather Forecast Discussion

The weekend starts and ends dry, but a soaking rain is tucked somewhere in between

Very windy late Sunday and Monday

TODAY: Turning cloudy with rain arriving late in the day, mainly south and west. High: 44

TONIGHT: Areas of fog with rain much of the time, some could be heavy overnight; touch of freezing rain north. Low: 36

SUNDAY: Rain through midday, then clouds may break for some sun; breezy and warmer in the afternoon. High: 56 Low: 30

HIGH WIND WATCH FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE AREA FROM LATE SUNDAY THROUGH LATE MONDAY

 

Congratulations! You made it to the weekend! And just like Justin Timberlake's hairstyles...the 90s frosted tips to the 2000s poofy perm to the current and widely acceptable classic pompadour...our weather will go through lots of phases in a relatively short amount of time. It'll start quiet and increasingly cloudy Saturday before turning rainy late, and especially overnight, and then downright windy by late Sunday. In other words, we'd bank on a hood instead of a hairstyle for the next couple of days in the mid-Atlantic.

But the news isn’t all bad. First off, there’s little to no winter weather with our weekend storm, with the exception perhaps in the Poconos points north where a little freezing rain is possible. For everyone else, it’s all rain with no concerns for any sleet, ice, or snow this time around. Second, the entire weekend won’t be a washout, as we’ll hold off the rain for a good part of Saturday and we’ll salvage Sunday afternoon after a wet morning. And third and finally, a brief window for some warmth will accompany the wet weather later Sunday as highs may spike into the mid 50s Sunday afternoon, if only for a short while.  

So clouds will thicken Saturday but much of the day remains dry with highs in the mid 40s, with some light rain possible late in the day, mainly points south towards southern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and South Jersey. The steadier rain should hold off until the evening and overnight hours, with some heavier downpours possible later at night into Sunday morning. We acknowledge that our weather is then "out of sync" with the outdoor Flyers and Penguins game Saturday night, but hopefully the heaviest rain will hold off until after the game. An inch of rain on average is expected, with localized amounts as much as an inch-and-a-half in spots, which means some poor drainage or runoff flooding is possible given the saturated ground. While Sunday morning looks wet, the afternoon should dry out and perhaps even clear out a bit with a little sunshine, but then we’ll have to contend with some strong winds by Sunday night into Monday behind our departing storm.

Early next week looks dry, but also windy and noticeably colder with a mix of clouds and sunshine both Monday and Tuesday. The strongest winds peak on Monday, with northwest winds sustained over 30 miles-per-hour at times and gusting perhaps as high as 45 to 55 miles-per-hour. Those blustery northwest breezes will bring in progressively colder air, with highs in the low 40s on Monday retreating further into the mid to upper 30s through midweek. So the end of February next week looks colder than average but also dry and quiet with no major storms expected. 

Have a wonderful weekend! It'll go "bye, bye, bye" very quickly. Sorry, I had to!
 

   
   
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Allentown, PA 18102

31°F

Clear Feels like 26°
  • 5 mph NE
  • 72%
  • 23°
  • 30.48 in
  • 6:45 AM
  • 5:46 PM

TONIGHT

36°F
Rain, Some Heavy

  • 6 mph E
  • 100%
  • 5:46 PM
  • Saturday

    44° / 36°
  • Sunday

    56° / 30°
  • Monday

    39° / 21°
  • Tuesday

    35° / 20°
  • Wednesday

    33° / 21°
  • Thursday

    36° / 24°

Reading, PA 19605

32°F

Clear Feels like 32°
  • 3 mph N
  • 82%
  • 27°
  • 30.47 in
  • 6:46 AM
  • 5:48 PM

TONIGHT

37°F
Rain, Some Heavy

  • 6 mph E
  • 100%
  • 5:48 PM
  • Saturday

    45° / 37°
  • Sunday

    57° / 31°
  • Monday

    40° / 22°
  • Tuesday

    36° / 21°
  • Wednesday

    34° / 22°
  • Thursday

    37° / 25°

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Current 44°F 36°F
Average 41°F 23°F
Record 71°F February 23, 1985 2°F February 23, 1972

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