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State College Area Facing Several Days of Frigid Weather

by on January 20, 2014 12:30 PM

Enjoy today while you can.

Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 30s Monday and not make it there again for several days, potentially a week or more, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines.

A cold front will be coming through the State College area Monday night and with the passage of the cold front some snow showers are likely, Kines says.

Temperatures will drop Monday night to the teens and stay there during the day Tuesday.

"With this cold air that we're getting tomorrow (Tuesday) we might even have to deal with a period of snow," says Kines.

The State College area could see roughly one inch of snow. Folks traveling south and east Tuesday will encounter more snow, Kines says.

Wednesday is expected to be a very cold day with temperatures in the lower teens at best, Kines says. Then on Thursday temperatures may get up to near 20.

However, another surge of cold air is expected to arrive Friday.

"We should enjoy today because it's going to be awhile before we get a day like this again," says Kines.

In the next several days, Kines says there may be a day where the high temperature is in the single digits before this weather pattern breaks.

If there is a silver lining, the cold period will not be as dangerous and severe as the deep freeze earlier this month.

"Once that cold air gets in here, I don't think we're talking about wind chills of 30 below," says Kines. "It's still going to feel like it's below zero. It is going to be cold. It just won't be as brutal as the one earlier in the month."

AccuWeather attributes the cold surge to the "polar vortex," which is headed southward once again, returning dangerously cold air to the Midwest and Northeast.

For the latest AccuWeather forecast, click HERE.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for StateCollege.com. She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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