With snow done, wet Tuesday expected
Those hoping to see more white after Monday's snowfall shouldn't get their hopes up, as forecasters are predicting a wet Tuesday for York County.
The snow stopped in York County around 7 p.m. Monday, bringing a wintry mix and freezing rain to the area in its place. Both The National Weather Service and AccuWeather confirmed the freezing rain will turn to rain overnight.
Monday: The snow started falling in the early afternoon here in York County, causing some slippery conditions and some car accidents.
York County 911 reported several motor vehicle accidents during the mid-afternoon. One crash on Interstate 83 near the Emigsville exit held traffic up for several miles while responders assisted those involved.
In the evening hours the snow turned to freezing rain, which should turn to normal rain once the temperatures rise above freezing overnight.
Mike Dangelo, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the increase in temperature is caused by winds coming from the southeast, bringing in milder air.
Tuesday: Alan Reppert, meteorologist with AccuWeather, said the freezing rain should change over to regular rain between midnight and 1 a.m.
Despite the changeover, there could still be potentially slick areas. Because of the sub-freezing temperatures the county had over the weekend, some of the ground could remain cold and could still be slick, Reppert said.
“The morning commute could be very treacherous and icy,” he said.
Tony Mach, meteorological technician for The National Weather Service, agreed with Reppert's concern. He said because of the freezing rain and snow the county has had, the rise in temperatures won't make the hazards go away immediately.
"It just doesn't immediately vanish," Mach said.
Reppert said the rain will end in the early morning hours Tuesday, while the rest of the day looks to be cloudy with some slight drizzle. Mach said the rain could continue into the afternoon.
Upcoming weather: Reppert said after Tuesday, the immediate forecast looks to be a little warmer than before, with the high for Tuesday close to 50 degrees.
“It looks like once we get past this, there could be a shower on Friday, it should be a pretty nice week after this,” he said.
Delays: Most schools in the county will be operating on a two-hour delay schedule Tuesday because of the weather. The following school districts will have a two-hour delay:
• Central York School District
• Dallastown Area School District
• Dover Area School District
• Eastern York School District
• Hanover Public School District
• Northeastern School District
• Northern York County School District
• Red Lion Area School District
• South Eastern School District
• South Western School District
• Southern York County School District
• Spring Grove Area School District — The school has an in-service day, delay is for staff.
• West Shore School District
• West York Area School District
• York City School District
York County School of Technology will be operating on a two-hour delay schedule as well.
n addition, HACC campuses will be operating on a modified schedule, check the website for information.
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