York area in store for frigid temps, high wind and snow

Jessica Schladebeck

York County residents are being advised to stay inside this weekend to avoid an arctic blast that could bring a bit of snow, as well.


An arctic cold front will make its way into York County a little before midnight and with it a possible "quick burst of heavy snow," said Accuweather meteorologist Brian Edwards. While snow accumulation is likely to be minimal — around an inch at most — it could make for slippery roads late Friday and early Saturday morning, he said.

The real concern however, Edwards said, are the harsh winds — up to 35 mph — expected late Friday night. The wind is expected to gust up to about 45 mph Saturday, which will make the chilly temperature nearly unbearable.

Edwards said York County residents this evening can expect the temperature to drop to around 15 degrees — where it should stay through Saturday. It will, however, feel much colder.

"When you factor in the wind chill you're looking at a feel of 10 to 15 below," he said.

While residents can look forward to temperatures climbing back up to 30 or so by Monday, they may also have to deal with more snow. As Monday progresses the snow should turn to rain which will continue into Tuesday.

Simply put, Edwards said, "It's certainly not going to be very nice."

— Reach Jessica Schladebeck at jschladebeck@yorkdispatch.com.