Forecaster: More cold

Get used to the bitter cold temperatures because they’re going to be around for a while, at least all this week, according the National Weather Service at State College.

“A persistent trough of low pressure is hanging over the eastern part of United States, allowing cold air to spill south from Canada,” Craig Evanego, a meteorologist with the weather service, said Sunday morning.

“That’s the main story, the cold weather continues,” he said.

The warmest this week will be Wednesday when the high temperature is expected to reach the mid-20s, “but that certainly is not warm,” Evanego said.

After Wednesday’s high, the region will see a “reinforcement of cold weather with the weather being at least as cold or colder at the end of the week,” Evanego warned.

So it’s critical for everyone to stay bundled up with lots of layers of clothes when going outside, he said.

“We haven’t set any (low-temperature) records yet this winter,” he said, adding that normal high and low temperatures for this time of year range from the low 30s to around 20.

Windchills in the region will dip into the single digits below zero for much of this week, Evanego said.

No significant snowfall is in the forecast.

“It’s going to stay cold and dry throughout the week. There is a possible storm overnight Wednesday, but, right now, it will stay just east of us. However, we’re keeping an eye on it,” he said.

By this time next week, “we might see some moderation in the temperatures,” but only for a brief period and then it could get very cold again, Evanego said.

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