Harrisburg: Arctic Cold Sounds the Retreat With Snow, Ice and Rain

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
January 9, 2014; 2:47 AM ET
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There is some good news for folks struggling with the record cold in the Harrisburg, Pa., area and attending the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Temperatures will continue to step upward during the second half of this week and will reach the 50s this weekend.

In the wake of the period of snow from Thursday night, a few hours of freezing drizzle will continue to make some roads and sidewalks slippery into the early afternoon hours on Friday.

The January thaw will be accompanied by drenching rain Saturday into Saturday night. Ice moving downstream on area rivers is already causing some flooding problems.

In the wake of the storm, it will turn cooler, but not colder immediately. This is because the source of the air moving in Sunday will be from the Pacific Ocean.

Another dose of warm air is likely to swing through during the middle of next week.

Additional doses of warm air will swing through during next week, prior to another possible visit by the polar vortex.

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