Just a few days into spring, wintry weather might linger in the area as light snow is expected Sunday and Monday.

Saturday will be sunny with a high near 46, according to the National Weather Service.

But temperatures will dip to the high 20s Saturday night into Sunday, when there's a chance of rain and snow after 2 p.m.

The high Sunday will be near 44. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent during the day, though less than a 10th of an inch of accumulation is expected before 8 p.m.

Sunday night: There's a 70 percent chance of precipitation, likely snow, after 8 p.m. Sunday, with a low around 31. Between a quarter and half of an inch of accumulation is predicted, the weather service says.

Rain, snow or a mix is expected for most of the day Monday, which will be cloudy with a high near 40.

The wet conditions are expected to move out by Tuesday, which will be mostly sunny with a high near 46.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be sunny, with highs in the mid-40s.

Brett Thackara, a meteorologist with abc27, said it's too early to tell how much accumulation there could be.

"If we throw out the calendar, this is a very good pattern for snow if this were January," he said.

Typical March: There typically aren't late-March snows every year, but it's not unheard of in the York area for snow to come as late as April.

This year might just feel a little more wintry because it has warmed to the 70s "almost immediately" during the past two Marches, Thackara said.


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"I believe this March is acting more like March should," he said.

People who have had enough of winter should take heart, though.

The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting above-average April temperatures for the area, he said.

- Reach Christina Kauffman at ckauffman@yorkdispatch.com.