Harrisburg: Milder Weather to Follow Cold Start Thursday

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
March 27, 2014; 4:00 AM
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In the wake of the spotty snow from Tuesday night, a strengthening blizzard off the New England coast will keep the Harrisburg, Pa., area cold through Thursday morning.

Temperatures will drop to near 20 F Wednesday night. The record low of 19 F set in 1894 will be challenged.

After another cold start Thursday, a warming trend is in store Thursday afternoon into Friday.

By Friday afternoon, temperatures will climb to near 60 F, above the average high for the season in the middle 50s.

Rain will accompany the warmer weather Friday into Saturday.

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In the wake of the snow from Tuesday, a strengthening blizzard off the New England coast will keep the Harrisburg, Pa., area cold through Thursday morning.

As temperatures plummet, surfaces made wet and slushy by the snow from Tuesday will become icy, unless treated. Motorists and pedestrians should travel with caution into Wednesday.

Roads and sidewalks may appear to be wet, but could be icy.

A cold wind is forecast to persist in the area much of the day Wednesday. The combination of wind, temperature and other atmospheric conditions will produce AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures in the 20s at times.

After another cold night Wednesday night, a warming trend is in store Thursday into Friday.

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