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Colder, dry for shoppers today

Those looking to catch some sales today may face colder than average temperatures, but will warm up to near the “seasonable” average by mid-day, according to the National Weather Service.

“We’re actually about two degrees below normal temperatures,” said John Banghoff, meteorologist. “So, chilly but not uncommon for this time of year.”

Today is expected to be dry with decreasing cloud coverage as the day progresses, with a low in the upper 20s and a high of 41 degrees.

The historic average Black Friday low is 30 degrees, while the average high is 44 degrees.

The wind is expected to calm down from the blustery Thanksgiving day to about 9 mph.

A wintry mix may be on the horizon for the weekend but “Saturday should be okay,” for hunters heading into the woods, said Banghoff.

“We’re not expecting that precipitation to make its way into the Commonwealth until later Saturday evening… likely not even get to Williamsport until probably first thing Sunday morning,” he said.

The lower than average temperatures are expected to continue into Saturday, with a low of 26 degrees and a high of 40 degrees. The wind will again calm down, amounting to only a “light” breeze.

Yearly averages for Saturday are set at a low of 29 degrees and a high of 43 degrees.

The historic low for both Friday and Saturday is 6 degrees, set in 1930 and 1929, respectively. Meanwhile, the highest temperature for those days is 69 degrees on Friday in 1927, and 74 degrees, set on Saturday in 1927.

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