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Frigid temps ahead for York

Christopher Dornblaser
505-5436/@YDDornblaser
  • York County saw a snow dusting Sunday, but officials say it's not expected to be much past that.
  • The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Sunday into Monday.
  • A wintry mix is expected to hit the area Sunday night.

While York County saw a bit of a dusting of snow Sunday, and a winter weather advisory was issued for Sunday evening into Monday, forecasters say it's not expected to continue much past that in the coming days.

John LaCorte, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College, said the thing people should look out for is the potential hazardous conditions Monday morning.

The NWS issued a winter weather advisory until 4 a.m. Monday, saying the area could see up to an inch of snow, with a coating of ice.

LaCorte said the potential for freezing rain will last until Monday, when it will warm up to the mid-40s.

Snow dusted boulders in the woods in Lewisberry, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

For anyone driving Monday morning, he urged caution.

"Untreated roads ... it doesn't take much freezing rain to cause huge problems," he said.

Winter weather advisory for York

Colder Thursday: Tom Kines, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather in State College, said the big thing happening this week is that a cold front will be coming, and temperatures are expected to be in the 20s on Thursday.

“That’s going to be a rude awakening, at least for some of us,” he said.

Kines said with the wind, it could feel like it is in the single digits.

The NWS also predicted a cold blast Wednesday night, with wind chills potentially below zero and dangerous snow squalls, then more snow Friday night into Saturday.

Snow Maker Jon Sprenkle monitors snow making machines at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Warrington Township, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

On Sunday, AccuWeather was predicting some snow into rain for the following Saturday. While Kines said it does look like there could be some precipitation, the fact that it is almost a week away doesn't mean that will actually happen.

"Things can change," he said.

For Monday, AccuWeather is anticipating a high of 49 and low of 26. The National Weather Service is expecting a high of 46 and low of 28.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.