Let it snow: Could winter finally be here?

Staff report

This winter has been... not very wintry.

Those hoping for a white Christmas, alas, were bound to be disappointed but Monday offered glimmers of hope for snow-lovers.

A passing snowstorm left a dusting of the white stuff across the region, prompting PennDOT to briefly instate a 45 mph speed limit on I-83 and other major roads.

Marc Unger of York City walks past the fencing outside Christ Lutheran Church on South George Street in York Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. He was heading out for some lunch as flurries continued to fall in the area. Bill Kalina photo

The National Weather Service, meanwhile, forecast a chance of more snow through Tuesday as the thermometer hovered near freezing — although warm, sunnier weather's expected to return later in the week for New Year's Day.

Mike Fischer and his son Jace, 8, of Glen Rock, pass the Glen Rock Carolers monument in the borough while heading to the local convenience store Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. The statue is a memorial to the original "Glen Rock carol singers." Bill Kalina photo

Here's a look at the week ahead:

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Monday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 1pm. High near 37. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Monday Night: Rain likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday: A slight chance of snow before 7 a.m., then a slight chance of rain and snow between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., then a chance of rain after 8 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday night: Rain. Low around 39. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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Wednesday: A chance of rain, mainly before 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday night: Rain likely, mainly after 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

Friday night: A chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

New Year's Day

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

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