STATE COLLEGE PA – “Mild air will linger … before cold weather takes hold in January and February” in Pennsylvania, remaining mid-Atlantic states, and the Northeast sections of the nation, according to a special report and “2018-2019 U.S. Winter Forecast” released Wednesday (Oct. 3, 2018) by meteorologists at State College-based AccuWeather, an international provider of weather information.
Some cities along Interstate 95 “will notice a significant temperature dip compared to last year,” it said. The greater Philadelphia area and New York City, for example, may expect a colder February in 2019 than this year, AccuWeather expert long-range forecaster Paul Pastelok added.
Here’s the company’s prediction for our portion of the country:
El Niño to influence weather in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic
Once again, El Niño will influence the winter weather across the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes.
The season will start out mild for much of the region before colder weather digs in its heels in January and February. “New York City and Philadelphia may wind up 4 to 8 degrees colder this February compared to last February,” Pastelok said.
In the mid-Atlantic states, a few big snow storms are likely. Most of the action will dodge the far Northeast, however.
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