York County is under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service announced.
Patchy freezing rain and freezing drizzle expected beginning Friday afternoon in the Lower Susquehanna Valley and the south central mountains, the service said. The area will likely see an ice coating of less than an inch, which could create hazardous conditions on untreated roads, the NWS said.
The precipitation is expected to switch to rain Saturday, the forecast said.
Reported earlier: York County won't see the thundersnow and massive snowfall over the weekend that the Midwest saw this week.
But the area will see snow showers from the weakening of the same storm Friday afternoon and evening that could cause some travel worries during the commute, said Eric Finkenbinder, meteorologist with abc27.
The storm will bring clouds this morning and snow showers later in the day, when the high will be 36, he said.
Expect a light coating of snow before the storm fizzles out and a storm moving up the coast brings rain that could turn to light freezing rain, Finkenbinder said.
"Most of this storm will stay east of the area, but some rain is expected during the day Saturday," he said.
Snowfall total: The storm will move out of the area Saturday evening, when the high will be 39.
That pales in comparison to what the storm brought to states farther west.
Kansas was the epicenter of the winter storm, with parts of the state buried under 14 inches of powdery snow, but winter storm warnings stretched from eastern Colorado through Illinois. Freezing rain and sleet were forecast for southern Missouri, southern Illinois and Arkansas. St. Louis received all of the above - a treacherous mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Locally, Sunday will be partly cloudy with a high of 45, Finkenbinder said.
While the expected snowfall won't amount to much, it will add to the total so far this season.
From November through Thursday, the York Airport recorded 12.6 inches of snow, well below the average of 19.4, said Erik Pindrock, AccuWeather meteorologist.
"So we are running a little less than seven inches below the average," he said.
The largest snowfall came on Dec. 24 when 2.6 inches of snow fell. Apart from that, there were a number of days when about an inch of snow fell, Pindrock said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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