HARRISBURG, Pa. — FRIGID FRIDAY NIGHT: If you have plans to head out Friday night for Halloween, make sure you're bundling up in extra layers! We have freeze warnings that go into effect tonight for the 3 counties that are still in their growing season -- Adams, York, and Lancaster. With winds calming down and skies clearing out, we'll have ideal conditions for the environment to cool off dramatically. Temperatures will get down into the low 30s and upper 20s by Saturday morning. While it won't be quite as cold Saturday night, it won't be significantly warmer either!
HALLOWEEN FORECAST: It's going to be the coldest Halloween we've had since 2012! That's the last time temperatures dropped into the 40s for highs. We'll start off the day on a chilly note, likely in the low 30s, but even with bright sunshine, temperatures are going to struggle. We'll likely get into the upper 40s for everyone, with a few spots making it to that 50-degree mark. It'll be another cold one for Halloween plans tomorrow evening. Temperatures will again be falling back into the mid-30s Saturday night into Sunday. Also, make sure to check out the Hunter's Blue Moon! It's the second full moon of the month, which makes it a Blue Moon! The last time we had a full moon on Halloween was back in 2001, and it won't happen again until 2039!
TEMPERATURE WHIPLASH: We'll see a nice warm-up on Sunday with temperatures making their way back into the upper 50s. Unfortunately, this warm-up will come with a little bit of wet weather. We'll see our next dose of rain on Sunday evening. While we do dry up heading into Monday, we will see some really gusty conditions. On top of that, the coldest air of the season will arrive, knocking us back into the 40s for highs. Combined with gusty winds, it'll likely feel significantly colder. We do start an upward trend after Monday, with a return to the mid to upper 60s by the second half of the next workweek!
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Have a fantastic Friday!
- Meteorologist Jessica Pash