Big Saturday rainfall boosts Berks closer to all-time mark

Thanksgiving should be a mild time in Berks County, temperaturewise, but with sprinkles and showers.  

However, all eyes are looking past today to what AccuWeather is calling a potential blockbuster storm on the final day of November.  

This morning should start with clouds and drizzle, according to AccuWeather, with a steady temperature in the low 60s most of the day.

Gradual clearing is expected tonight with a low in the mid-40s.

Then Friday and Saturday are expected to be carbon copies, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 60 degrees each day, AccuWeather says.

The forecast for Sunday is for cooler conditions, with a high near 50 and increasing clouds after nightfall. Rain is likely late Sunday, increasing in intensity after midnight and into Monday.

Forecasters say the storm on Monday could bring significant snowfall to the interior Northeast. It will materialize if separate weather-makers riding on the northern and southern branches of the jet streams merge over the Southeast and ride the East Coast north.

The system will pull arctic air from the high latitudes with a rapid cooling late Monday into Tuesday. The forecast morning lows Tuesday through the end of the workweek are in the 20s.

The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, N.J., believes Berks County and most of the region will be on the rain side of the storm Monday, but that a cold period will dominate for days after the passage of the system. 

According to the office website on Tuesday: "We could be looking at our first flash freeze on the back side of that wave. Temps should come crashing down behind that low with another reminder that winter isn't too far off."

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