Harrisburg will continue to experience a taste of spring through Tuesday before colder air and a winter storm arrives at midweek.
After a mild Monday afternoon, an even warmer afternoon is on the way Tuesday when temperatures soar into the mid-60s. The number of people spending some time outdoors is sure to increase.
Those same people should not get used to this taste of spring as winter is set to make a comeback.
Temperatures will take a tumble at midweek as winter storm takes shape across the Ohio Valley Tuesday night then impacts the Northeast Wednesday through Thursday morning.
The storm will initially spread rain and even some thunderstorms across south-central Pennsylvania on Wednesday, leading to possible flight delays and a slow commute for motorists.
The city will escape the storm's most substantial snow. However, the rain will mix with and end as a period of snow Wednesday night as colder air surges in on the backside of the storm. A slushy inch or so will be possible.
There is also concern for any wet or slushy spots on untreated roads and sidewalks to turn icy as temperatures fall. Bridges and overpasses would be the first to become slick. The ice can make for a slippery Thursday morning commute.
A frigid Thursday will follow the winter storm with temperatures failing to climb out of the 30s and blustery winds creating even colder AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.
Content contributed by Andy Mussoline, Meteorologist
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