It has been a long, cold winter in the Harrisburg, Pa., area, and another cold blast is on the way.
Temperatures since December have averaged 4.2 degrees below normal around Harrisburg. During the past several months, more than the average amount of snow has fallen with 42.9 inches of snow so far, compared to a normal to date of 29.3 inches.
Moving forward after a mild start to spring, the weather will offer more setbacks for folks wanting warmth and to end their relationship with winter gear.
While the cold waters of the Atlantic tend to slow the progression of seasons around the area, the spring warmup is likely to be delayed a bit more by persistent outbreaks of air from Canada.
One such cold blast will hold temperatures on Sunday to the middle 40s, followed by highs only in the middle 30s for Monday.
Another storm is being watched for possible snow across the Northeast by midweek.
Current indications point toward Harrisburg escaping the worst of the storm, which could evolve into a blizzard across eastern New England. The city, however, may not escape some snow on Tuesday.
A tropical wave is likely to become the Atlantic Basin's next tropical storm as it approaches or crosses the Caribbean Sea later this week and potentially pose eventual threats to North America.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region to end this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
Downpours will not be so quick to depart Texas as other parts of the central United States into Monday, further heightening the risk of flooding.
Wintry weather marked the first days of autumn across parts of the Mountain West as snow mixed in with the changing fall foliage.
Jose Fernandez, pitcher for the Miami Marlins, died in a boating accident in southern Florida early Sunday morning.
Record Cold..... Location New Record Old Record Augusta, GA 42 45/1896 Greenville/Spartanburg SC 42 44/1985 Huntsville, AL 44 45/1985 Birmingham, AL 43T 43/1965
Arthurdale, PA ()
Golf-ball sized hail up to 8" deep.
Baltimore, MD (1816)
Water froze one-half of an inch thick.