Cold air will be moving into York Friday, but don't worry about any accompanying big snowstorms.

Friday will be cooler with highs in the lower 30s, said Greg DeVoir, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"There will be kind of a brief moderation this weekend before a much stronger cold front drops across the region on Sunday," said DeVoir.

Winter weather conditions on Wednesday led to five power outages throughout the county that affected about 123 Met-Ed customers, said Kathy Seilhamer, Met-Ed spokeswoman. Each of those outages was related to trees that fell down, Seilhamer said.

Temperatures will be in the mid 40s Saturday and in the upper 30s Sunday, with mostly sunny skies both days.

Goats owned by Bryce Cooper of Hopewell Township found themselves surrounded by ice Wednesday. More cold weather is on the way for the weekend.
Goats owned by Bryce Cooper of Hopewell Township found themselves surrounded by ice Wednesday. More cold weather is on the way for the weekend. (Bil Bowden photo)

There may be flurries or snow showers overnight on Monday night as the coldest air arrives, DeVoir said.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be the coldest days with highs in the mid 20s, he said.

"The good news is there are no big storms to accompany the cold air," said DeVoir.

"It's not tremendously cold, but with the wind it will feel very cold," he said.

So far this winter there have been several mild stretches of weather, but there were also two distinct cold and snowy periods, DeVoir said.

"It has been pretty variable, which is typical of winter weather in the Northeast," he said.

"There is going to be that continued variability, and obviously anything resembling a normal winter is going to be much more severe than what we have seen the last several years," DeVoir said.

- Reach Chelsea Shank at 505-5432 or cshank@yorkdispatch.com