Schuylkill County’s first round of wintry weather has featured a few inches of snow, some brutally cold air, and now, the expectation of an ice storm to finish the weekend.
Forecasters are calling for a minor ice storm in the area on Sunday morning, with just a little bit of ice accretion.
When that system moves out of the area, however, get ready for some brutally honest Arctic air.
Ice Storm to Glaze Schuylkill County on Sunday Morning
Locals can expect to see some freezing rain Sunday morning and lasting through about 1 p.m. It may start as sleet, according to forecasters at National Weather Service-State College.
Then, between 1-2 p.m., we can expect a change over to rain and freezing rain before it all eventually changes to plain rain. High temperatures above freezing are expected on Sunday in Schuylkill County.
Schuylkill County is looking at getting about a quarter-inch of rain from the storm on Sunday. However, ice accretion will only be about half that total, so it’ll be just a light glaze of ice until the temp rises above 32 and we see a switch to plain rain.
Travel is expected to be very hazardous in the area while the freezing rain is falling, of course, especially on untreated roads and surfaces.
The rain should move out of the area before 7 p.m. Sunday but then the wind picks up and some really frigid air moves in.
Gusts on Sunday night could be clocked in the 20 mph range. And for 3 days, locals can expect to freeze their whatevers off.
On Monday, we’re looking at a high temperature of 26 and a low of 11 degrees. Tuesday’s supposed to be even colder, with a high of 17 and a low of 6!
Wednesday we’ll feel a balmy 28 degrees for a high and 21 for a low. Temperatures finally get above freezing to end the week, with expected highs of 37 on Thursday and Friday.
- UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Sunday in Schuylkill County