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National Weather Service Extends Freezing Rain Advisory, Adds Wind Chill Watch

by on January 04, 2014 8:55 PM

Update: National Weather Service extends Freezing Rain Advisory a second time. Advisory now in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday. Roads and sidewalks are becoming slick. Accidents reported on ramps to Route 322 at Grays Woods exits. Additional information appears below.

Update: Sunday Noon The National Weather Service has extended the Freezing Rain Advisory.

The advisory is now in effect from 1 p.m. Sunday until 9 p.m. Additional information appears below.

Also, a Wind Chill Watch is now posted from Monday night through Wednesday morning. Dangerously cold temperatures are predicted. Temperatures could plunge to minus eight degrees Monday night. Tuesday's high temperature will hover around two degrees. Wind chills are expected to be around 25 below zero.

Be certain to wear warm clothing and dress in layers when heading outside. Frost bite and hypothermia is possible for anyone who is not dressed for the extreme cold.

Update Sunday 8:00 a.m. The National Weather Service has revised the Freezing Rain Advisory -- it is now in effect from 1 p.m. Sunday until 7 p.m.

We can't catch a break with the weather. On the heels of a snowstorm and bitterly cold temperatures, freezing rain is the next threat.

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for the State College area and most of central Pennsylvania.

Accumulations may range from a glaze to a light coating of ice. "It's not going to be heavy rain," says AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines. "It will be very light and probably spotty in nature. But it only takes a little bit of a glaze to cause travel problems."

Freezing rain is possible from Sunday morning through the afternoon.

Slippery, icy conditions could make travel on untreated roads treacherous. Use caution when driving, especially on bridges and overpasses.

The Freezing Rain Advisory will remain in effect from 8 a.m. Sunday until 5 p.m.

Click HERE for the latest weather updates from AccuWeather.

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