Rollercoaster Weather: 60 on Thursday, Snow Forecast on Saturday?

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It’s the time of year when spring-like conditions can alternate with frequent frigid days. That’s right, it’s mid-February in eastern Pennsylvania. And this week’s rollercoaster weather forecast certainly proves that.

After a chilly Tuesday, temperatures are rising and are expected to reach a high of 60 on Thursday, which is about 20 degrees above normal for this time of year.

By Saturday the high temperature forecast by the National Weather Service will be just 36–which is below normal–and snow could develop in the afternoon.

Snow on Saturday night is “likely,” the latest NWS forecast states. The probability of precipitation is 60 percent.

Assuming it does snow, spring-lovers need not fret. The white stuff won’t be able to stick around for long, as highs are forecast to reach the 40s on Sunday and Monday, which is President’s Day, and the 50s on Tuesday.

Popular weather forecasters with large social media followings like Eastern PA Weather Authority and Lehigh Valley Weather Authority have hinted at the possibility of snow on Saturday in recent posts, but have not posted any definitive predictions.

“It appears we will be dealing with some sort of winter storm late Saturday/early Sunday,” a current LVWA post states. “Exact timing/details/strength will be ironed out over the next two days. At this point I would suspect it would remain all snow, so we could at least eliminate the ice factor. I also suspect this wouldn’t be a major storm, so totals would remain 6 inches or less. However, given we are three days away, there is room for change either way.”

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