The new season has brought us a pair of 60-something-degree days Tuesday and Wednesday. Even with more clouds around on Wednesday, highs inched up into the low and even mid-60s, the last warm and dry day we'll have for a while.
Today will also be warm, but it comes with a few showers and a rumble of thunder in some areas as well.
Then it's a cooler trend starting Friday and likely lasting through the weekend and into next week, with a few more chances for some wet weather.
After we may sneak in a mostly dry Friday, the next opportunity for some rain arrives later Friday night and Saturday, with highs likely only in the 40s with the raindrops coming down to start the weekend.
Sunday therefore is the better weekend day by default and it looks mainly dry Sunday into Monday, with yet another opportunity for some chilly and wet weather by Monday night and Tuesday.
Look for a few showers from time to time and even a thunderstorm in a few spots as a front approaches from the west.
Temperatures will continue to be mild, but the actual high won't occur until late afternoon or early evening as highs hit the lower and middle 60s.
Rainfall amounts will be light and generally around a quarter of an inch. It won't be a washout, but sunshine will be scarce with mostly cloudy skies expected throughout the day.
A few showers or a rumble of thunder may linger into the evening, before drying out from north to south overnight Thursday into early Friday.
A cold front will slide to our south and help dry us out for Friday, but it will likely remain mostly cloudy, with a shower still possible, especially just to the south closer to the Maryland border, and a few breaks of sun points north possible closer to the New York border.
We'll be on the cooler side of the front with a northerly breeze delivering some cooler air, and highs will be back to seasonable levels in the low 50s to wrap up the work and school week.
The first weekend of spring will be a "50-50" one, with Saturday cooler and wetter and Sunday drier and better. Expect a cloudy, damp, and chilly day on Saturday with some occasional light rain through a good part of the day.
Rainfall amounts look to remain light though, with perhaps another quarter of an inch of rain possible from late Friday night into early Saturday night. There could even be some wet snowflakes mixed in across the northern Poconos at the onset late Friday night.
Highs will only be in the mid-40s, so a daylong damp chill will be present to start the weekend.
Given Saturday's forecast, Sunday gets the nod as the better weekend day. While it will be rather breezy, it will also be drier with a mix of clouds and sunshine and milder highs back into the mid to upper 50s.
It's probably the mildest day of the forecast, as another shot of wet then chilly weather looks to be setting up for the first half of next week.
EARLY NEXT WEEK
We may be able to sneak in a mostly dry Monday, albeit with skies trending mostly cloudy. Highs will still be in the mid to upper 50s to start the week, but then cooler and wetter weather likely arrives Monday night and Tuesday as our next storm approaches.
A coastal low may develop, so some steadier rain is possible Tuesday. And again, some wet snowflakes aren't out of the question in the Poconos.
Chilly and windy but drier weather follows for Wednesday and the middle of the week.
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