The weekend felt more like spring in Harrisburg, but more typical December weather will arrive by Christmas.
Harrisburg set a new record high on Sunday when temperatures around daybreak soared to 70 F, surpassing the previous record of 64 F from 1949.
Hopefully residents did not bury their winter jackets in the closet.
Noticeably colder air is headed back to Harrisburg, causing temperatures to fall out of the 50s and into the 40s on Monday. Temperatures Monday night will then drop into the 20s.
Umbrellas will also be needed on Monday as some rain dampens the city in the morning.
A couple of snow showers will then fly on Tuesday. A few spots could get a dusting or even an inch of snow by Christmas.
The air will continue to turn progressively colder Tuesday through Christmas Day.
Despite being chilly, a dry Christmas Day will unfold as sunshine wins out over clouds.
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Residents from the Gulf Coast to the interior South continued to bare the brunt of damaging impacts from Cindy on Thursday, including dangerous surf, flash flooding, tornadoes and strong winds.
After temperatures soared to 29-34 C (84-94 F) across Germany late this week, a welcome period of more seasonable conditions is on the horizon.
While a surge in warmth and humidity will lead to downpours and gusty storms in the northeastern United States into early Saturday, much cooler air will soon follow.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Guatemala around 6:31 a.m. Thursday (8:31 a.m. EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports.
Even though Cindy is inland and weakening, the risk of flooding and severe thunderstorms will continue along the central Gulf Coast and part of the interior South.
Cindy made landfall early Thursday morning along the border of Texas and Louisiana.
The longest heat wave in more than 20 years in the United Kingdom peaked on Wednesday with temperatures again topping 32 C (90 F) in parts of southern England.