Snowstorm to Graze Harrisburg on Tuesday

By , Senior Meteorologist
March 25, 2014; 12:44 AM ET
Share |
Play video An expert analysis on the snow threat is given in the above AccuWeather.com video.

As cold air lingers around Harrisburg, Pa., through midweek, a snowstorm will graze the region.

Through Wednesday, high temperatures will be held to the upper 30s, which is more representative of a typical January day. A high in the middle 50s is more common this time of year.

While the storm delivering a bit of snow will not evolve into a blizzard until after departing Harrisburg, an inch or two is still expected through Tuesday night.

RELATED:
Detailed Harrisburg Forecast
Harrisburg Interactive Weather Radar
Latest Snowfall Forecast Map for the Northeast

The majority of the snow that falls during the daytime will accumulate on grassy and elevated surfaces. It would take a heavy burst of snow, which cannot be ruled out for Tuesday, to overcome the effects of the strong March sun and briefly turn roads slippery.

Gusty winds in the wake of the snow could cause Wednesday to be the coldest day of the week, in terms of AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.

Temperatures are forecast to rebound to or above seasonable levels late in the week.

Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski contributed content to this story.

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A

WeatherWhys®

This Day In Weather History

New England (1967)
(25th-26th) Coastal New England battered by a great Nor'easter. Winds mounted to 70-80 mph on the coast. Blue Hill had sustained winds of 60 mph and Logan had sustained winds of 50 mph. Lowest pressure of 29.30" was measured over the ocean; 5-10" of snow fell in the Berkshires with considerable damage to the tobacco crop in the Connecticut River Valley. Temperature dropped to 31 degrees at Pittsfield on the 30th for a remarkable end of May freeze.

Cut Bank, MT (1982)
35 degrees with a mix of snow and rain. The high temperature from the previous day was 78.

Erie, PA (1991)
One-half inch of rain fell in only 5 minutes.