Cold snap in store for York County

Jason Addy

The weather system sweeping through York County over the weekend will make it feel like winter again, for a few days at least.


After mild start to the new year, the York area will see an inch or two of snow Thursday night as a cold-air front moves in, with temperatures dropping into the lows 20s overnight, according to Aaron Tyburski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The service issued a winter weather advisory for 6 p.m. Thursday through 7 a.m. Friday.

Temperatures will drop near 10 degrees on Saturday, Tyburski said, and winds will reach 10 to 15 mph over the weekend, putting wind chills in the single digits.

Accuweather senior meteorologist Paul Walker said he expects Sunday night to be the coldest, with a low of 11 degrees.

People should make sure that have proper insulation for any exposed pipes, as temperatures will be below freezing for several days, Walker said.

Tyburski and Walker both advised people to bring pets inside and make sure livestock is properly cared for over the weekend.

The cold snap will end toward the beginning of next week, with temperatures on Tuesday approaching 40 degrees, Walker said.

“We’ve had a lot colder weather,” Walker said. “It’s cold compared to what we’ve had this winter, but it’s not the single digits we usually get.”

After Thursday night, the weather should remain dry until Tuesday, when there is a chance of rain, Tyburski said, followed by more mild weather later next week.

“This is a good indication of what we’re likely to see for a while,” Tyburski said, with a couple days of cold weather giving way to mild air, and vice versa.