Temperatures will remain on the rise in Harrisburg, giving way to a mild Easter weekend.
The cold air that blasted into Harrisburg on Tuesday is being replaced by progressively warmer air.
Further warming will occur on Saturday, leading to a high in the lower 60s.
Temperatures will rise a few more degrees on Easter Sunday, eclipsing the 65-degree mark.
Rain-free and mostly sunny conditions will complement the weather both days, allowing Easter egg hunts and other festivities to go on as scheduled.
Residents and visitors will still need their jackets for Easter sunrise services. Temperatures Sunday morning are expected to dip to the 30s.
The wet pattern in the southern Plains over the past several weeks has nearly eliminated drought conditions across the region.
A tornado struck a drilling rig in Canadian, Texas, Wednesday night and caused several injuries.
California is in the grips of a four-year drought, and conditions are worsening in Washington and Oregon.
Mount Shindake erupted for the second time in the last nine months on Friday, according to the Global Volcanism Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
Area from Wallace to Kearney counties: a great hailstorm caused $6 million damage.
Ohio Valley (1982)
Severe thunderstorms: Tornado in Marion, IL killed 12, caused $100 million damage. Columbus, OH had a wind gust to 76 mph. Louisville, KY pelted by hail 2" in diameter.
Yuma, AZ (1877)
Severe two-day sandstorm.