Weather update: Icy mix through morning, then rain and freezing rain
Update: An icy mix is expected to continue through much of Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service said in a tweet about 5 a.m. Tuesday that snow will transition to an icy mix through 10 a.m. Up to a tenth of an inch of ice per hour could be possible in some areas with higher terrain, the weather service said.
Rain, freezing rain, and sleet are expected between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by just rain and freezing rain, according to the weather service.
All York County school districts cancelled classes Tuesday.
Rain is expected throughout the remainder of the day.
The winter weather advisory that will remain in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Earlier: The winter weather that caused most York County schools to close Monday is expected to continue Tuesday.
“By dawn (Tuesday), it’ll be snowing, sleet and freezing rain," meteorologist Bill Gartner from the National Weather Service in State College said. "It’ll probably be quite a mess."
Gartner said snow should fall off-and-on Monday, Feb. 11.
"It could be heavy at times," he said, adding that the York County area is looking at several inches of snow.
He estimated about 4 to 6 inches will fall before sleet and freezing rain hits the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Snow: AccuWeather senior meteorologist Bob Smerbeck said the snowfall during the day Monday was just "round one" before a bigger storm hits Monday night into Tuesday.
“Just getting off to work (Tuesday) is going to be pretty treacherous,” he said.
He said some areas in southern York County could see snow all day Monday, while other parts of the county will see light snow off-and-on.
“Snow’s going to return again (Monday night) and probably after midnight that snow’s going to mix with sleet," he said.
On Monday morning, Smerbeck said there will be about 1 to 3 more inches of snow before the bigger storm.
Smerbeck said there could be a tenth of an inch to four-tenths of an inch of ice Tuesday in some parts of York County.
There could be a glaze buildup on trees and power lines, which could lead to power outages, according to Smerbeck.
Both meteorologists said the freezing rain should turn to regular rain once temperatures rise Tuesday afternoon.
“We think the rain’s going to end after midnight tomorrow night," Smerbeck said Monday morning.
Smerbeck said temperatures should be above freezing Tuesday night, which will thaw whatever ice remains.
"That will help the situation a little bit," he said.
Road restrictions: Starting 6 a.m. Tuesday, various vehicles will be prohibited from driving on Interstate 83 from the Maryland line to Interstate 81.
The state Department of Transportation said empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; double trailers; tractors hauling empty trailers; trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs; and motorcycles and RVs will not be allowed on I-83.
The speed limit will be dropped to 45 mph at that time.
AccuWeather is expecting a high of 38 on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and a high of 49 on Thursday, Feb. 13.
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