Winter storm might blow in with Superbowl

Although this week is predicted to be dry and bone-chillingly cold, Superbowl weekend may hold a winter storm.

At this point, “It doesn’t look like a big storm right now,” said meteorologist Kevin Fitzgerald, of the National Weather Service in State College, although it could be a wintry mix.

The good news is weekend high temperatures should be in the low to mid 30s.

But getting to those higher temperatures looks to be as arduous as walking 10 miles to school uphill both ways. A cold front is coming through this morning, blowing in blustery conditions.

Today’s high should be in the upper 20s with possibly a dusting of snow, but tonight, “temperatures will fall as arctic air pours into the area,” Fitzgerald said, with lows between minus 5 to 0 degrees. Wind chills will push that well below 0 degrees Tuesday morning.

“A high pressure associated with an arctic air mass will settle over the area Tuesday into Wednesday,” he said, as Tuesday’s highs will be in the low teens. Tuesday night will see lows around 5 below with fairly light winds.

Wednesday’s highs will be in the mid-teens, with night low temperatures around 0 to 5.

“Things will moderate by the end of the week,” Fitzgerald said. “Thursday, an area of high pressure will pass east of the state, bringing a southwest flow of warmer air to the area,” with high temperatures Thursday and Friday in the upper 20s.

However, Fitzgerald would not predict whether the Broncos or Seahawks will win the 48th Superbowl on Sunday.