Keep umbrellas handy, wet weekend ahead



LOCK HAVEN — If you’re heading out to Easter services, an egg hunt or simply traveling this weekend, be prepared – you’re going to need more than an Easter bonnet.

According to AccuWeather senior meterologist Paul Walker, the weekend is shaping up a damp one.

“We’re going to get a fair amount of rain,” Walker said via telephone from AccuWeather headquarters in State College. “We aren’t going to see much dry weather until Monday.”

Rainy weather began on Friday afternoon. Today, temperatures are expected to reach a balmy 70. There’s a 59 percent chance of precpitation.

“We’ll see some spotty showers. Not an all-day event, but some here and there, mostly in the afternoon, so plan accordingly,” Walker said.

Saturday night, the low will drop down to 47.

As for Easter Sunday, temperatures will drop and showers will linger, Walker said. If you’re heading out to sunrise services, be prepared.

“If you’re going to sunrise service, take an umbrella and a jacket. I do believe we will see some showers – especially early in the day,” Walker said.

Sunday’s high tops out at 58 with a 63 percent chance of precipitation.

“It’s going to be much cooler on Easter Sunday,” Walker said. The low on Sunday night will be 47 again.

By the time Sunday night rolls around, Clinton and Centre counties will be looking at around close to 1 1/2 inches of rain, Walker said.

However, the nice weather returns on Monday. The start of the week features a high of 69 with sunshine and patchy clouds.

“We are going to have a nice, dry Monday,” Walker said. Next week looks like the best week of the spring thus far, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s every day.