Freezing Rain and Light Snow Headed For State College
February 08, 2015 8:43 AM
by Zach Berger
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There’s a small storm on its way to State College, and it might have a big impact on your Monday commute.

The storm is expected to reach the area Sunday afternoon and will begin with some light but consistent rain through the night, says AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.

“What we’re looking at is that it’s going to be mild enough today with highs around 40 that anything we see develop is just going to be in the form of some light rain,” Pydynowski says. “We’ll probably have on-and-off light rain continue much of tonight as well.”

As Monday morning comes, colder temperatures will arrive, plummeting through the 30s and potentially dropping below freezing. What that means is that freezing rain will begin to fall at some point Monday morning. Accumulations won’t be off-the-charts, but the weather could still make for some dangerous travel conditions.

“At some point [Monday] morning, we could get down to or even below freezing, so we could still be dealing with some rain but we’ll have to begin to worry about some freezing rain and some icy areas,” Pydynowski says. “It’s certainly a possibility that any surfaces are going to turn icy.”

As the storm wraps up Monday afternoon, light snow will begin to fall, with minimal accumulations forecasted at just one inch. Even so, the temperatures will continue to drop into Monday night and could turn the storm’s leftovers into a whole lot of ice.

“On Monday night, our lows are going to be in the 20s, so even after the snow and precipitation ends, anything that’s wet or slushy could turn to icy areas,” Pydynowski says.

For up-to-date weather forecast information for State College, you can check out AccuWeather.

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