Josh's passion for weather began at a very young age. Experiencing tornado-warned supercells and major snowstorms in Eastern PA furthered his interest. He enjoyed creating hand-drawn forecasts of his own in his pre-teen years. By the time Josh was 12, he owned his first weather website and often posted forecasts for the Northeast US. At 13, he joined popular weather page based in York, PA, eventually parting ways in 2015. He then started Northeast Weather Action in 2015, and later decided to focus on his home state of Pennsylvania. Throughout the years, his fascination and knowledge in meteorology grew steadily. Josh is currently a junior in college and the owner of Pennsylvania Weather Action, LLC.

Pennsylvania Fall Foliage Report #1: September 24th – 30th, 2020; Latest Expected Peak Dates

Recent abnormally cold mornings combined with warm, sunny days and the dry conditions much of the state is experiencing have caused our fall foliage season to run a week ahead of schedule, as expected. While changes are just beginning for most of us, some parts of Pennsylvania are already nearing peak colors. Areas including the…

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Record-Challenging Cold Air Intrusion Likely In Eastern US to Begin October; How Cold Will It Get?

After various locations in Pennsylvania tied or set record low temperatures just a few days ago, another round of potentially record-cold is expected after the turn of the month. This upcoming period of cold air however, looks to last much longer. Below average temperatures are anticipated for at least a week straight, starting October 1st.…

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First Frost Or Freeze Likely For Parts of PA Saturday & Sunday AM; See Low Temperatures Around PA

Temperatures are cooling down earlier than normal this year. In fact, we are about two to three weeks ahead of schedule with this first freeze. In this article we will cover Saturday and Sunday morning lows, and will have an article out Sunday covering Monday and Tuesday morning forecast lows. Monday morning is expected to…

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2020 Fall Foliage Peak Dates Forecast for Areas Across Pennsylvania!

With temperatures cooling and crisp, chilly mornings becoming more common, our fall foliage season is soon to begin! This is something to be excited about, as Pennsylvania has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than anywhere else in the world! Plus, it gives us something to do outside after such a rough year…

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Daily Forecast for Wednesday, September 16th, 2020: Hurricane Sally Makes Strong Landfall Near AL/FL Line

We are waking up to another chilly morning with temperatures in the low 40s in most areas. Highs today will reach the 70s, with mostly sunny skies dominating the area as high pressure sits just off the coast. However, smoke from the western wildfires will continue to make our skies hazy. Hurricane Sally has made…

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RAINFALL FORECAST: Over An Inch of Rain Expected Thursday In Parts of Eastern & Central PA

Periods of off-and-on heavy rain are likely Thursday across eastern and central Pennsylvania. Highest rainfall totals are expected to be in southeast PA. Below is timing followed by our rainfall forecast map. RAIN TIMING Patches of moderate to heavy rain will move into southeast PA early Thursday morning from the south. By sunrise Thursday, patches…

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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Wednesday In Much of PA; Damaging Wind & Isolated Tornado Threat

We are back talking about the threat of severe thunderstorms both today and Thursday. A cold front sweeping in from the northwest will interact with a moist air mass over much of the state and result in the development of pop-up strong to severe thunderstorms today. Threats include damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. The hail…

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Final Day of Scattered Strong to Severe Storms Today (Saturday); Damaging Wind Threat

Our streak of severe weather is finally set to end today. It has been an impressive run for any time of the year, but especially late August. From here we will enter an up and down pattern, with frequent temperature swings and chances for rainfall. It’s hard to believe there are only four months left…

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Scattered Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Likely Friday in Much of Pennsylvania; Damaging Wind & Hail Threat

Yet another round of scattered thunderstorms is on tap for today, some of which may be strong to severe. Primary threats include damaging winds in intense cells and isolated hail. THUNDERSTORM TIMING Storms will develop starting just lunchtime, and move east through the state as the afternoon progresses. Below is future radar from the HRRR…

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Enhanced Risk for Severe Thunderstorms In Parts of PA Thursday; Damaging Winds, Large Hail, & Tornadoes Possible

As Hurricane Laura continues to move inland, we will be monitoring that and also the threat for severe thunderstorms here in Pennsylvania Thursday (not associated with Laura). Scattered supercells possibly containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will develop in New York State and move southeast. The bigger tornado threat looks to be north…

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Multi-Day Severe Thunderstorm Threat in Pennsylvania From Wednesday to Saturday; Major Hurricane Laura Making Landfall Tonight

An unusual stretch of severe weather potential will continue all the way through Saturday here in Pennsylvania. Each day will feature different risks in different areas, and you can find those details below. In addition, Major Hurricane Laura will make a devastating landfall early Thursday morning likely as a Category Four with wind gusts of…

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