Harrisburg: Bundle up as a Brief Taste of Winter is on the Way

By By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist.
October 18, 2015, 9:23:58 PM EDT

The chilliest air since April is on the way for the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area this weekend.

While the chill is not unusual for the middle of October, it may come as a shock to people following temperatures averaging 3 degrees Fahrenheit above normal since Sept. 1.

Chilly Weekend for Northeast


Average highs for the middle of October are in the middle 60s.

Actual temperatures will dip into the 30s in the urban areas on Saturday night and Sunday night. However, temperatures will dip to frosty levels in many of the outlying areas. Some places may get a killing freeze.

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High temperatures both days of the weekend will be no higher than the 50s. AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will dip 10 degrees lower than the actual temperature at times during the daylight hours.


Parts of the Northeast will have their first snowflakes of the season this weekend. While snowflakes are unlikely in the city, south and east, people heading northward to check out the foliage may see some snowflakes. Some of the high ground in northwestern Pennsylvania could be whitened.


Spotty and brief rain showers can occur through Saturday. Showers will be more common and more frequent to the north and west.

For those who have gotten used to the warmth, the chilly blast will leave the region rather quickly next week.

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