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Evening Forecast, Saturday January 4, 2014

Showers will return to the region Sunday ahead of the next arctic blast.
Updated: Saturday evening, January 4th
Reported by: Meteorologist Steve Newton

Sunshine and some seasonal air has returned to the region but colder air is stuck in some valley spots. Johnstown, DuBois, and Clearfield reached the 30s today while Altoona and State College held in the mid and upper 20s. There will be some patchy clouds during the overnight hours with some valley spots dropping into the teens as we go into Sunday. A freezing rain advisory will be in effect for Cameron, Clinton, Centre, Huntingdon, Fulton, and Mifflin Counties from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Even though Blair and Bedford Counties are not under the advisory, people in those counties could still see some ice accumulation. Showers return Sunday, first from the south as rain and freezing rain, and then a cold front from the west as a rain/snow mix before turning to all snow. We could see some light snow accumulation Monday, but the bigger story will be a strong blast of arctic air. Once the front passes early Monday temperatures will fall steadily through the day, reaching near the low teens or upper single digits by the evening commute. A wind chill watch is in effect for Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning for Elk, Cameron, Jefferson, Clearfield, Indiana, Cambria, and Somerset Counties. As the arctic air moves in, those locations could see wind chill values between -25 and -35°. Valley spots could see dangerous wind chill values as well, so please remember to bring in any animals. There will be subzero temperatures as we go into Tuesday, and some spots may not get above zero Tuesday afternoon. The arctic air will not stick around long as milder air will return to the region for the end of next week.
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