Brett Thackara, abc27 WHTM

Brett Thackara

abc27 WHTM

Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Past articles by Brett:

abc27 2022-2023 Central Pennsylvania Winter Outlook

Two of our last three winters really lacked snow, with the winter of 2019/2020 being our least snowy on record. Is there any hope for ski or snow lovers this winter? → Read More

Warming up today, rain showers tonight, snow for Saturday

After hitting 50° yesterday, temperatures are back down below freezing this morning. That is leading to some patchy frost, so be prepared to scrape your car again today. But temperatures turn aroun… → Read More

Mild with showers today, cold and blustery tomorrow

A warm front will eventually allow warmer air to surge in today after Central PA was entrenched with cold air damming yesterday. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh warmed up nicely on Wednesday, but a wed… → Read More

Milder air arrives for the next two days, showers later Thursday

A warm front will lift through the area today, ushering in some afternoon clearing (after some morning clouds), and warmer air with highs pushing into the upper 50s. It will be a lovely mid-November day, but for areas north of Harrisburg, it might take most of the day to flush out the clouds and cool air. It will get even warmer on Thursday with highs pushing well into the 60s. → Read More

Trick-Or-Treat forecast, plus when will it be dry for fall activities this weekend?

There are no two ways about it: the weekend looks damp. Unfortunately, a broad area of low pressure and an elongated front that was the cause of several severe weather warnings in the deep south ye… → Read More

Beyond the Forecast: Timing the Memorial Day Weekend Rain

Meteorologists Brett Thackara and Dan Tomaso have the latest forecast with rain arriving for this afternoon. → Read More

Today kicks off a dreary stretch that will last through the weekend

After a very pleasant Spring day across Central PA yesterday, the weather takes an unfortunate turn heading into Mother's Day weekend. The gardens and lawns will love the weekend, but it won't be great for outdoor plans. There will be two fronts moving in along with a separate area of low pressure this weekend. The first front will move across our region later today. → Read More

Beyond the Forecast: When the heaviest snow will hit the Midstate

Our next storm will move in during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday. This storm is going to start off as snow and continue through the day on Thursday. Several inches are possible before the snow changes over to sleet by Thursday afternoon and evening. → Read More

Beyond the Forecast: Icy conditions expected this evening

The key to this whole event will be surface temperatures. It appears that temperatures will hover around 32° through most of today and tonight. It’s hard to get significant ice buildup with such marginal temperatures, but a glaze of ice is possible this evening and certainly, slick travel could occur as well. → Read More

Rain and some wet snow today, bigger storm on track for Wednesday

A wintry mix will move in this morning just in time to remind us that winter officially starts one week from today. It sure didn't feel like winter this weekend though. Yesterday featured an official high of 56° at Harrisburg International Airport. Some backyards flirted with 60°! That warm air will have an impact on this first storm of the week as surface temperatures are still too warm to… → Read More

abc27 Weather Winter Outlook for 2020-21: How much snow?

The abc27 Winter Outlook for the 2020-21 season is here. → Read More

Pleasant stretch ahead with lower humidity

Today will offer plenty of sunshine and less humid conditions. It will be partly cloudy and warm, but comfortable with seasonable highs in the mid-80s. Tonight will bring increasing clouds as a wave of low pressure passes to the south of Pennsylvania. Lows will be in the lower 60s. → Read More

Stray t-storms possible today, much less humid for most of the week ahead

Today will start out feeling comfortable and much of the day ahead looks pleasant and seasonable. Highs will be in the mid-80s, and while it will be slightly humid, it won’t be oppressive. A … → Read More

More stray downpours today, then the weekend question mark…will it rain Sunday?

Much of us are now dry for the remainder of this evening with warm and humid conditions in place. Tonight will remain muggy and warm with only a stay shower. We do not expect much change for Friday… → Read More

Heat breaks today thanks to more clouds, rain mainly south again

Today and tomorrow bring additional clouds and the opportunity for hit-or-miss showers and storms. We do not expect a lot of rain each day, but it will certainly be warm and muggy. The heat wave breaks with highs in the 80s both days, but it will still be quite humid. Rainfall chances increase the farther south you live in the viewing area, with plenty of backyards staying dry, much like… → Read More

Hot and humid today, daily storm chances the rest of the week

The heat and humidity returned in full force yesterday with an official high of 91° at Harrisburg International Airport. High pressure overhead today will pump more heat and humidity into the region and keep the weather rather quiet. Expect high temperatures in the mid-90s, warmer than yesterday, and heat index values approaching 100° this afternoon. Tonight will be mostly clear and muggy. Lows… → Read More

More downpours today, drier for the weekend

The slow-moving front responsible for the stray showers and storms yesterday will also hang close to the region today. Clouds will be stubborn at times on this Friday with a few showers in the morning, and a few scattered downpours and t-storms by late afternoon and evening. We don’t expect many areas of heavy rain, and some places may end up with no rain at all. → Read More

Heavy rain from Isaias today, exits after 3pm, much nicer Wednesday

Isaias is on track this morning and moving up the east coast as a tropical storm with maximum winds at its center of 70 mph. A steady rain locally will become the heaviest during the mid-morning th… → Read More

Clouds increase today, tropical moisture on the way tonight and Tuesday

July was the hottest month ever recorded for Harrisburg International Airport – that’s official now. It was also pretty dry. While some backyards got rain from the occasional thundersto… → Read More

Scattered showers today, more rain possible this weekend

TODAY: Scattered Showers, Humid. Hi 84. TONIGHT: Partly Cloudy. Lo 68. SATURDAY: Increasing Clouds, Evening Rain. Hi 88. SUNDAY: AM Rain, PM T-Storm. Hi 88. Yesterday was once again in the upper 90s with an official high of 96°. That will end the streak of 90° heat as showers moved in late yesterday, continued overnight, […] → Read More