(WTXF/AP) - Saturday night’s thunderstorms did more than make everything wet. They ushered in more seasonable temperatures, which are much colder than the unusual warm weather we’ve been having.
But we were lucky. A tornado has now been conformed in Luzerne County, and there's straight-line wind damage in Lancaster County.
FOX 29’s meteorologist Scott Williams says the severe weather moved out to sea.
Sunday started with temperatures in the 30s and wind chills in the 20s.
Make sure to layer up when you get dressed. It’s going to stay chilly, with high temperatures in the 40s – not the 70s.
Looking at the next week, we will have a warming trend through Wednesday, when Scott is predicting 68. But then, we go back down with highs in the 40s next weekend.
Areas to the north and west of us had it worse.
To our northeast, unseasonably mild temperatures at the Jersey Shore didn't faze thousands of people who willingly plunged into the chilly Atlantic Ocean as part of a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
Organizers say temperatures were near the mid-50s and the water temperature was about 44 degrees when participants in the 24th annual Polar Bear Plunge entered the water on Saturday afternoon in Seaside Heights.
Many of the estimated 6,700 participants came dressed in costumes, such as Vikings, polar bears and even Santa Claus. Many said the weather conditions were much better than in previous years, but the cold water still made an impact.
Organizers expect to raise more than the record-setting $1.7 million the event generated last year.
The Special Olympics serves more than 25,000 athletes in New Jersey.