The first chilly weather will hit the region this week, but forecasters say to expect mostly pleasant conditions throughout.
Sunny skies and highs around 61 are expected Columbus Day, said Greg DeVoir, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College. DeVoir added that conditions should be fairly calm through the week, though there is a chance of frost north of the Harrisburg area overnight Monday.
DeVoir noted that the cooler, but dry conditions are ideal for outdoor activity this week. Temperatures will gradually warm Tuesday and Wednesday, DeVoir said, also pointing to temperatures approaching 70 on Wednesday.
Forecasters aren’t projecting any precipitation around the state until Thursday or Friday and Southeastern Pennsylvania will likely stay dry, DeVoir said.
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Here’s a look at the extended forecast through Thursday:
COLUMBUS DAY: Sunny with a high near 61. Low around 40.
TUESDAY: Sunny with a high near 63. Low around 33.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny with a high near 66. Low around 48.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. High near 68. Low around 47.
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