Great Lakes Snow Forecast : cold could blast Northeast, warmth in West

Great Lakes Snow Forecast : cold could blast Northeast, warmth in West

Great Lakes: Snow Forecast in NE for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters

Snow is forecast for this weekend, but don’t break out the gloves, hats and winter coats just yet.

The winter-like weather won’t stay, according to an official with the National Weather Service Bureau in State College. Similarly, across the country, AccuWeather is forecasting a shocking blast of cold air and the potential for snow.

National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Dangelo said rain and snow showers are likely for Friday night — Halloween — in Bradford and the surrounding region. It’ll also be cloudy with a low around 28 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

On Saturday, the National Weather Service is calling for a chance of rain and snow showers. The day will be mostly cloudy with a high near 36 degrees, and a chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

“Parts of the Northeast and Midwest will experience four seasons of weather in about four days leading up to the Halloween weekend,” reports AccuWeather in a forecast released on Tuesday.

That weather service is forecasting late-summer-like warmth, then spring-like showers and thunderstorms, followed by cool autumn air and finally wintry winds and even snow in some locations.

AccuWeather says its “RealFeel temperatures” will fall into the 20s around the Great Lakes and into the 30s around the Ohio Valley on Friday night. Temperatures will range from the 30s in the Appalachians to the middle 40s to low 50s along the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic and the 30s over the interior Northeast during Friday evening.

“However, that is likely to be the warmest part of the weekend,” AccuWeather reports.
Snow or not, gusty winds on the backside of the storm will throw the RealFeel temperatures into the lower 20s in the lower Great Lakes and Appalachians and into the lower 30s along much of Interstate 95 to Washington, New York City and Boston on Saturday into Sunday.
So, how do the weather predictions for Bradford compare to last year?

During this time in 2013, the weather was warm, said Dangelo. Era weather records from Oct. 30, 2013 indicate a low of 31 degrees and a high of 61; the day after it was 63 degrees.

This year it’s cold, and Dangelo said the coming days will probably be a bit windy, too.