Snow, ice expected for the weekend

LOCK HAVEN — Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the mild weather over the past several days because it is quickly coming to an end.

According to AccuWeather senior meteorologist John Gresiak, the mild temperatures are over and cold winter weather is poised to make a return.

“We’re going to get a mixed bag of precipitation on Saturday. It will start as snow around 7 or 9 (a.m.), somewhere in that neck of the woods,” Gresiak said. “By the afternoon, it change over to sleet. It will be freezing rain by late evening and end around midnight.”

As far as accumulations are concerned, Clinton and Centre counties could get anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow before the changeover to sleet and freezing rain.

Gresiak said that those who want to remove snow from driveways and sidewalks should do so in the early afternoon.

“Once it starts to freeze, it will be really hard to remove,” Gresiak said.

Saturday’s high will reach 33. The low will be 25.

Travel will be dicey throughout the day on Saturday. Basically, if you don’t have to travel on Saturday — don’t.

All the precipitation will be over come late evening, early Sunday morning, Gresiak said.

“Sunday is going to be a blustery day. There will be some snow flurries, but nothing significant. It will be very cold,” Gresiak said.

On Sunday, the high will reach 30. The low Sunday night will be 15.

The cold temperatures will drag into next week. It will be in the 20s for most of the week before getting into the 30s on Thursday, Jan. 23.

As far as the mild temperatures that we’ve been having are concerned, Gresiak said that it’s the result of a high pressure system in the South.

“That system has produced a lot of the weather we’ve seen, like last weekend,” Gresiak said. “But those mild temperatures are on the way out.”