Lancaster woke up this morning under a Freeze Warning. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Freeze Warning for several Central PA counties, including Lancaster. The warning is in effect until 9 a.m. this morning (Thursday, 24 October).
The warning was issued at 4:32 a.m. and states that temperatures may dip as low as the lower 30s. Urban areas, like Lancaster City itself, will stay in the mid to upper 30s. Rural areas will see lower temperatures.
The cloud cover however prevented the temperatures dipping into the freezing mark. Northern Central PA areas – like Lock Haven and State College – may actually see snow flurries today. The NWS is calling for a slight chance of snow showers before 8 a.m. in Lock Haven, followed by a rain/snow mix for the rest of the day.
Today, the NWS is predicting a high of 51. Tonight the Lancaster area should expect a partly cloudy evening with a low of 32 degrees. Much of the week is the same, with daytime highs in the 50s and evening lows in the 30s.
This could be the area’s first freeze of the month, which started out more like summer. Farmers and gardeners are advised to protect any sensitive crops. Potted plants should be brought in.
The 2014 Farmers Almanac is predicating this winter to be cold, wet and white. The Almanac is predicting Lancaster will see her first snow flakes as early as 1 November.
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