The month of March is nearly here, but winter is far from done in north central Pennsylvania.
After a brief and welcome few days of springlike weather earlier in the week, freezing rain and sleet will fall upon Lycoming County today, according to the National Weather Service.
And over the next several days, it will feel more like winter.
The freezing rain and sleet, bringing ice accumulations of up to an inch possible, could create some problems for morning commutes today in the Williamsport area.
“North into the mountains it might be two to three inches of snow,” National Weather Service Forecaster Barry Lambert said.
By the afternoon, strong gusts of wind can be expected with some colder air.
Today’s high temperature will reach 38 degrees.
Overnight will be frigid with a low of 16.
The weekend will be mostly sunny.
Saturday’s temperature will reach 34.
A high of 40 is expected Sunday.
It will remain partly to mostly sunny, but still cold into early next week.
Thermometer readings for Monday will be in the low 30s.
Tuesday will be a bit warmer with a high of 39.
Overnight lows into early next week will be mostly in the teens.
So far, Williamsport has received just 16.4 inches of snow this winter, according to Lambert.
That figure is nearly 10 inches below the normal snowfall amount for this point of the season.