The weather this weekend around Harrisburg and the balance of central and southern Pennsylvania will be bright, crisp and cool.
For ballgames, especially football, conditions will be ideal with low humidity, a clear sky and below-average temperatures. The nights will be chilly and definitely will require long sleeves, jackets and sweaters.
Highs will be in the 70s for the Ravens home opener at M&T Bank Stadium and the Eagles home opener at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday.
Rain will stay away from the region into Sunday, but a little is in the offing for the Redskins versus Packers game at Green Bay, Wis., Sunday.
The only potential travel problem will be the chance of patchy early morning fog over the river valleys.
The next chance of widely separated showers will not be until Monday, when a weak cool front will cross the area.
As the year comes to a close and people prepare to celebrate the start of 2015, many will be bundling up as cold weather stretches from coast to coast.
The wet weather pattern will continue across the Seattle area through theweekend before drier weather moves in for the new week.
Clouds and a gusty southerly breeze will be the rule across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to kick off the weekend before dry weather returns for Sunday.
Dry weather will kick off the weekend in Atlanta before rain returns to the area.
Mild weather will continue in Harrisburg this weekend but will be followed by seasonably cold air during the final days of 2014.
While temperatures will be well above average in Pittsburgh this weekend, colder air will arrive next week for the final days of 2014.
South Pole, Antarctica (1978)
Record all time high of 7.5 degrees F.
Erie, PA (1989)
December, 1989 became the snowiest month on record. (The month ended with a total of 63.2" beating the record of 62.4" from January, 1978).
Amarillo, TX (2000)
20.2" of snow - the all time 24 hour December record.