Some Freezing Rain and Slick Roads


Earlier today we had a strong ban of sleet, snow and freezing rain that moved through the region and caused some headaches on the roads. The roads became slick between 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. That band of sleet, snow and freezing rain is now well out to the east but we have another round of rain and freezing rain heading our way. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 7:00 p.m. this evening.

Monday Evening: A warm front will arrive later this evening and bring another round of precipitation to Central Pennsylvania. The rain/freezing rain will arrive around 10:00 p.m. and continue into the overnight hours. The temperatures will play a big part in who will get rain or freezing rain.

The western counties will be warmer than the eastern counties. The winds will be out of the south southwest and that will help bring in some warmer air this evening and tonight. Cities and towns west of route 219 will be in the upper 30s to the 40s. Those cities and towns have a better chance of getting just rain.

The eastern counties will not warm as much as the western counties. The cities and towns east of route 219 will be in the low to mid 30s. Freezing rain is more likely in this area because of the temperatures at or slightly above the freezing mark. The freezing rain will not last long and not everyone will see it. The best chance of freezing rain will be between 10:00 p.m. and midnight. After midnight the temperatures will rise overnight. 

Tuesday Morning: Tuesday morning there will only be rain. Your commute to work or school will be fine. The temperatures at that time will be in the upper 30s to the 40s and they will quickly climb into the upper 40s to the 50s by the afternoon.

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