Frigid blast of cold air moves into area today

Following a sunny, mild weekend, it will feel more like January once again in central Pennsylvania. And, snow is expected across the area today.

“There will be some light snow moving in especially by mid- to late afternoon into the early evening hours,” said National Weather Service forecaster David Martin.

Snow accumulations will be about an inch or less.

Otherwise, it will be cloudy with a high of 32 degrees for Martin Luther King Day. The chance of snow is about 60 percent.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and breezy with a low of 14.

Overall, it looks to be a cold week, according to Martin.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a high of just 21 degrees.

However, with wind gusts it will feel even colder, and people venturing outside for any length of time should bundle up to properly protect themselves from the frigid air.

“We have a really strong jet stream developing across the area,” Martin said. “It’s pulling in cold high pressure from northern Canada.”

Overnight, the temperature will drop to about 9 degrees.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be party sunny. Daytime highs will range from 19 Wednesday to 25 Thursday.

There’s a 50-percent chance of snow Thursday night.

“That (snow) could be more widespread,” Martin said. “The potential there is anywhere from 1 to 4 inches.”

A 40-percent chance of snow and sleet is forecast for Friday.

Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 32.

Saturday is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 25.