3 to 6 inches of snow expected Monday into Tuesday

Katherine Ranzenberger

About 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected to fall Monday night and Tuesday in York County, with 1 to 2 inches actually accumulating, according to the National Weather Service.

Craig Evanego, a meteorologist with the NWS in State College, said the precipitation likely will start Monday as rain or wet snow.

"It's not going to be nearly as big as the storm a couple weeks ago," Evanego said. "It'll be mainly light snow ending late Tuesday night. The high for Tuesday is in the mid-30s."

Travelers should expect some slick roads Monday night into Tuesday, according to Tom Kines, a senior meteorologist for Accuweather in State College.

"It'll be fairly mild Monday, so the roads will warm up, but it depends on how hard the snow comes down over night," Kines said. "It's not a big storm, but it's certainly enough to cause problems. Wind shouldn't be an issue during this snow event."

Even though the winter has been fairly mild, Kines said, York County has gotten on average 28.5 inches of snow, well above the normal 15 inches. About 28 inches of that came during the last winter storm.

"Winter as a whole has been non-existent," he said. "If we made it through that 2-foot snow storm, we can make it through anything."

Following the snow is a low-pressure cold front, Evanego said, making the area colder than normal. Temperatures are usually in the mid- to upper 30s and lower 40s.

"We'll have an extended period of cold this weekend because of colder air that's following the front," Evanego said. "The highs will be in the mid-20s. There's an upper-level trough that'll funnel the colder air in."

Kines agreed, saying the dip in temperatures is unusual for this time of year.

"The cold of the second half of the week is going to be a shock to the system for people," he said.

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