New month, the same old weather story

The calendar turning to April today does not mean that fine spring weather will accompany the passing of days, though significant showers aren’t expected this week, either.

“We’ve got a cold front coming in,” said David Martin, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s State College bureau. “The high (today) will be in the mid-40s, with a little bit of sun, then it’ll become breezy in the afternoon with a 40-percent chance of showers … much of the week will generally be dry, breezy and below normal temperatures.”

Rain is not anticipated after today, though there should be plenty of cloud cover and some gusting winds throughout the week.

Daytime highs are expected to be in the low-40s on Tuesday and Wednesday, with nighttime lows in the mid-20s.

“It’ll be warming up a little bit Thursday into the mid-40s, maybe even the low-50s,” Martin said. “Friday we should see highs in the low-50s with lows in the mid-30s – that’s just a bit below normal.”

The average high temperature for the first week of April is around 54 degrees, Martin said.

“It’s not record cold, but it’s quite a bit colder than it should be by about 15 degrees in our daytime highs,” he said. “It can get into the upper 80s this time of year and down into the mid-teens, too.”