Slushy mess for Monday

WINTER HANGING TOUGH

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This map shows snow projections through Monday evening across Central Pennsylvania. Note the brunt of these accumulations occur on cooler surfaces like grassy areas, trees, cars, and buildings.

It seems winter is going to make the best of its final days by bringing a little bit of snow to Central Pennsylvania.  An area of low pressure forming along a stalled front to our south heads this way through Monday morning.  The clouds thicken even more, and some light snow showers enter southwestern portions of the area around daybreak.  Light snow gradually overspreads Central Pennsylvania through the rest of the morning.  During the afternoon, snow starts mixing with sleet and rain from south to north.  By the evening hours, most of the region is all rain.  The only exceptions look to be our far northwestern counties, Mifflin and Juniata, where surfaces temperatures are still below freezing.  This means some light icing is possible before the changeover to rain there.  Accumulations range from a coating to 2 inches, perhaps 3 inches in some spots along the northwest.  Most of this won’t even stick to the roads.  However, some light slush is possible, so be sure to take it easy while driving.  Colder surfaces like grassy areas, trees, cars, and buildings see much of the accumulating snow.  Rain continues through the overnight period and is gone by dawn.

STAYING CHILY AND UNSETTLED INTO SPRING

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A few showers could linger across the area Tuesday morning.

Tuesday some showers could hang early throughout the area, but it looks to be a mainly dry and cloudy day.  Wednesday a few light showers welcome spring, and even a few snow showers mix in come Thursday as temperatures cool.  Highs start off in the middle 40s Tuesday and fall to near 40 degrees by Thursday.

MORE SUN, BUT STILL CHILLY

Sunshine eventually returns to the area by the end of the week, but temperatures still remain on the chilly side.  Highs range in the lower to middle 40s, below average for this time of year.

Have a great week!

-Andrea Michaels


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