Light snow expected for York County

Alyssa Pressler
York Dispatch

York County didn't see a white Christmas, but local residents might be waking up to a little snow Thursday morning — and more could be on the way.

Paul Head, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at State College, said York County could expect an inch of snow early Thursday morning, but the snow will be more like a "March or April snow," he said. 

This means it will be wet and may be visible on the grass, but it shouldn't affect roads. Surface temperatures are still too warm for it to be a hazard, Head said. 

A light dusting of snow in York County, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

He expects the snow to start at around 4 or 5 a.m., but all should be melted by the afternoon after temperatures reach 40 degrees or more. 

"It's just a quick hitter coming by in the morning," Head said. 

Head said there is a possibility for snow on New Year's Eve in the area, which the National Weather Service is keeping an eye on to be sure. 

"That one may be one to watch, but we need to wait to see how it will materialize," Head said. "People with New Year's Even plans should be extra careful."