Polar Air Forecast to Follow Friday Soaking Rain

Polar Air Forecast to Follow Friday Soaking Rain
AccuWeather forecasters say an active storm track, combined with a prolonged blast of cold air in the East, will provide opportunities for many in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast to see their first snowflakes of the season

PREPARE FOR FRIDAY STORMINESS – Soaking rain may ruin outdoor plans Friday (Nov. 12, 2021) across most of Pennsylvania, State College-based AccuWeather is reporting. It accompanies an advancing cold front, is expected to “move along at a steady pace, and will last only a few hours in most locations,” it said. The problem: the downpour “can still be heavy enough to cause some localized street and poor drainage flooding,” its forecasters added. They also reminded drivers and pedestrians that “leaf-covered roads and sidewalks can also turn slippery when wet.” Things become more complicated following the rain, which will be followed by what AccuWeather called a “plunge of polar air” to usher some of “the coldest air of the season thus far.” The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Pottstown area that includes the “potential for a freeze on Tuesday night.”

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