Spring is almost here and the weather will acknowledge this for a few days at least around Harrisburg, Pa.
Temperatures will rebound into the 50s on Thursday as spring officially arrives in the afternoon.
The first full day of spring, Friday will be seasonable with some sunshine and a high in the 50s.
Some rain may return to the area on Saturday.
Even though the region will be officially done with winter, the weather may not abide by change of seasons.
Another system is being watched for possible snow during the middle of next week over the mid-Atlantic and central Appalachians in general. However, at this early stage, the track, the dividing line between rain and snow and the magnitude of the storm are uncertain.
Regardless of the storm potential, cold air will return next week.
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A storm will bring snow and ice that will lead to slippery travel along a 1,500-mile swath from northern Arkansas and Georgia to Maine early next week.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
Heavy rain will raise the risk of flooding across more than a dozen states in the Southeast on Presidents Day to the East Coast on Tuesday.
Umbrellas will be needed on Valentine's Day as scattered showers overspread Germany.
As warming ocean waters continue to threaten coral reefs worldwide, researchers at the University of Hawaii have developed a plan that could reverse the rapid decline of these ecosystems.
Eastern US (1981)
All time high pressure reading were set: Asheville, NC 30.84 inches; Wilmington, DE 30.99 inches; Baltimore, MD 30.97 inches; Scranton, PA 30.96 inches; Louisville, KY 30.99 inches; Washington, D.C. 31.02 inches; Hartford, CT 31.03 inches; Allentown, PA 31.03 inches; Philadelphia, PA 3 inches.
Eastern US (1985)
Great Ohio Valley snowstorm whips snow into mountainous drifts and strands hundreds. In southwest Ohio 10 plows were stuck in the drifting snow and abandoned. Over a foot of snow in central and eastern Kentucky with 10 - 15 ft. drifts. Over 2 inches of snow in most of North Carolina.
Minneapolis, MN (1990)
String of 48 consecutive days with above normal temperatures broken.