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SHORT TERM FORECAST TODAY: Cloudy with a little snow at times; coating in some locations. High: 34TONIGHT: Increasingly windy with periods of snow; heaviest south and east. Low: 17TOMORROW: Very windy and cold with snow at times, especially during the morning. High: 22 Low: 9   Read more

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10 Day Forecast for Allentown, PA

Your local forecast from local meteorologists

Local Forecast Discussion

Some light snow at times today followed by a coastal storm tonight

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
 

TODAY: 

Cloudy with a little snow at times; coating in some locations. High: 34

TONIGHT: 

Increasingly windy with periods of snow; heaviest south and east. Low: 17

TOMORROW: 

Very windy and cold with snow at times, especially during the morning. High: 22 Low: 9

  

 
FORECAST SUMMARY

Through all the cold this week, all eyes have been on a late week coastal storm, still expected to develop Friday night into Saturday and become quite strong as it lifts up off our coast. For the heart of our area, from the Lehigh Valley through Berks and up into the Poconos, we'll be living on the edge of this storm with only light, fluffy fringe snows expected (2-4" for parts of Berks and most of the Lehigh Valley). The farther east you travel into New Jersey, especially along and east of the Interstate 95 corridor towards the shore, the ante is upped for more significant snows, with the coast again expected to get the most. Some occasional light snow will start on Friday, although not directly due to our storm but a cold front instead. The storm snow begins later Friday night and continues into at least the first half of Saturday. For many of us, it's a coating to a few fluffy inches of some light and powdery snow. But farther east into New Jersey and even towards far southeast Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley, snow totals will steadily increase, especially close to the shore. Gusty winds will accompany our snow Friday night into Saturday, and those winds will lock in the cold air through the weekend, with some sunshine returning on Sunday behind our departing storm. February begins with a steady warming trend later next week.

DETAILED FORECAST

 

FRIDAY

An approaching cold front will lead to a mainly cloudy and cold Friday, with highs in the lower and middle 30s. And that cold front will spark a little occasional light snow at times, which may offer up a coating of "pre-storm" snow in spots. Any snow will be light and scattered, and not directly associated with our coastal storm, which won't get cranking off our coast until Friday night.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY

Here's the window for our coastal storm to impact us, but for many, we'll be living life on the edge of what will be a strong ocean storm. The highest snow totals will be up over Rhode Island and Massachusetts, where locally 1 to 2 feet of snow and blizzard conditions are expected. Closer to home, the highest totals will be along the New Jersey and Delaware coasts, with up to a foot possible. But the farther inland or northwest you travel, the lighter the snow and the less accumulation. Because the air is so cold and dry, it will be a very light, fluffy, powdery snow that is easy to brush away. And with that "fluff factor", most of our area is fair game for a fluffy coating to a few inches of snow. Central and eastern Berks county and the Lehigh Valley along with points south and east will end up with 2 to 4 inches of fluffy snow, with 4 to 8 inches possible closer to and east of the Interstate 95 corridor. Closer to the shore, over 8 inches of snow is most likely with some places up to a foot, and it's here that totals could go higher if some heavier snow bands from the storm can slide onshore. It will be increasingly cold and windy as well with the steadiest snow from the storm later Friday night through the first half of Saturday.

SUNDAY

It will be a partly sunny, brisk, and cold end to the weekend with highs in the mid 20s and a chilly northwest breeze still lingering. However, the cold will start to ease next week as February begins, with a bona fide thaw likely the second half of the week.

EARLY NEXT WEEK

After a seasonably cold and dry Monday to wrap up January, February should begin with a slow and steady warming trend that takes us through most of next week, with widespread 40s starting on Groundhog Day on Wednesday. However, rain chances will increase later in the week.

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Currently

Precipitation

Dewpoints

Feels Like

Humidity

Winds

Watches and Warnings

Allentown, PA

Right Now
29°
Cloudy
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Feels Like: 29°
  • Heat Index: 29°
  • Wind: 0 mph
  • Wind Chill: 29°
  • UV Index: 1 Low
  • Sunrise: 07:14:59 AM
  • Sunset: 05:14:45 PM
  • Dew Point: 17°
  • Visibility: 9 mi

Today

Cloudy and chilly with a little light snow and flurries from time to time, with a light coating to an inch possible.

Tonight

Cloudy and increasingly windy with steadier snow developing overnight, especially south and east of the Lehigh Valley.

Tomorrow

Cloudy, windy, and cold with some snow, especially in the morning. Steadier snow towards the shore. A coating to 2" for most, as much as 6" closer to I-95 corridor, and up to 12" or perhaps more at the shore.

Day
Temp
Fri
18°
32°
Fri
32°/18°
Chance of a few snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the upper teens.

Chance of Rain: 60%

Sunrise: 07:14:59 AM

Sunset: 05:14:45 PM

Humidity: 74%

Wind: N @ 4 mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Friday Night

Cloudy and increasingly windy with steadier snow developing overnight, especially south and east of the Lehigh Valley.

Sat
11°
22°
Sat
22°/11°
Morning snow showers. Highs in the low 20s and lows in the low teens.

Chance of Rain: 80%

Sunrise: 07:14:08 AM

Sunset: 05:15:58 PM

Humidity: 59%

Wind: NNW @ 19 mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, windy, and cold.

Sun
26°
Sun
26°/8°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 20s and lows in the low teens.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 07:13:14 AM

Sunset: 05:17:11 PM

Humidity: 58%

Wind: W @ 9 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy.

Mon
17°
35°
Mon
35°/17°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper teens.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 07:12:20 AM

Sunset: 05:18:24 PM

Humidity: 65%

Wind: E @ 3 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Monday Night

Partly cloudy and cold.

Tue
29°
40°
Tue
40°/29°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the upper 20s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 07:11:23 AM

Sunset: 05:19:38 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: ESE @ 6 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy and not as cold.

Wed
37°
46°
Wed
46°/37°
Chance of afternoon showers. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the upper 30s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 07:10:25 AM

Sunset: 05:20:51 PM

Humidity: 81%

Wind: ESE @ 4 mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Wednesday Night

Becoming mostly cloudy with showers arriving late.

Thu
24°
51°
Thu
51°/24°
Showers possible. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 20s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 07:09:25 AM

Sunset: 05:22:05 PM

Humidity: 87%

Wind: SSW @ 10 mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Thursday Night

Cloudy with some showers possible.

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