With warm weather ongoing and snow melting, the last thing many want to hear about is cold air returning along with the threat of a winter storm. However, we live in Pennsylvania and it’s February so this should not be a surprise. While some regions have already received the majority of their average seasonal snowfall, others have yet to pick up an inch or two of snow the entire season to this point.
A low pressure system will swing through the Plains and Midwest, bringing us rain and warm weather through Wednesday. By Thursday a cold front will sweep through, bringing PA and surrounding areas temperatures in the 30s as daytime highs. This will last into the weekend along with high pressure that will result in dry conditions.
As we head into early-mid next week, there is likely to be energy in both the northern and southern stream. Whether they phase or not is yet to be determined. Phasing of the streams often forms major winter storms, but even if it doesn’t occur significant winter storms can still develop. Furthermore, with El Nino constantly pumping energy into the southern stream, it is very possible that a storm forms in the Gulf Coast area and brings our region some type of winter storm. There is a good chance cold air will be in place.
Right now there is no way to have confidence in any specific, as models are just beginning to latch onto this possible event. The potential is undoubtedly there, now it’s a question of what mother nature will do with that potential. Stay tuned as we will provide many more details on this possible storm in the coming days.
Hello, my name is Josh Adams. This year I am a junior in high school in South Central PA. I have had a passion for weather since I was five or six years old, watching the Weather Channel when the average kid my age was watching cartoons. At age 11, I discovered that there is a significant amount of weather info online from knowledgeable meteorologists to weather models and everything in between. I had the privilege to take part in a group that held informational weather discussions nearly everyday.
I gained a significant amount of knowledge in several months back in 2012, constantly studying meteorology for hours each and just about every day. I created Northeast Weather Action in early 2013, just after the previous winter had ended. Things were pretty slow to start, however the winter of 2013-2014 greatly helped grow the page. Several of my forecasts verified nicely across the area. I met Chris during that winter in a facebook group, and we talked often about anticipated weather events. Just before the start of the 2014-2015 Winter, I added Chris to Northeast Weather Action (now Pennsylvania Weather Action), and once again we hit several key forecasts.
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