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Forecast Puts Spring Weather on Hold

by on March 19, 2014 5:00 AM

Update 8:00 a.m. AccuWeather says the threat of freezing drizzle has passed to the south.



For the record, spring begins on Thursday at 12:57 p.m.

But spring weather won't begin anytime soon.

There is the potential for some freezing drizzle in the State College area during the early morning hours Wednesday.

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jack Boston says, "We think that we have the possibility of frozen precipitation beginning around dawn and lasting for a couple of hours-- between 4 and 9 in the morning."

That freezing drizzle could create slippery spots on some roads. But, it will switch over to rain during the late morning and afternoon hours.

Wednesday's high should get close to 40 degrees, but that's still colder than the normal high of 47.

Boston says, "We may be back up close to normal, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But anytime Friday afternoon into Saturday, there's a chance of more rain showers."

And that's the good news. "Unfortunately we're looking at a blast of cold air to come in next week," says Boston. "It will actually start to come in on Sunday. Temperatures Sunday will struggle to get above freezing."

On top of that, AccuWeather says another shot of cold air that will roll in on Wednesday and Thursday. In fact, the colder than normal temperatures are expected to hang around for quite awhile.

"We're going to get some spring weather, three four days when we're in 50s and 60s," says Boston. "But that's not going to happen until the second week of April."

So bundle up, grit your teeth and be careful out there. Spring will get here -- eventually.

Click HERE to check the latest AccuWeather forecast.

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