More snow expected locally this week

CARA MORNINGSTAR/Sun-Gazette The Bases Loaded statues at the intersection of Market Street and Third Street stand in the snow during Sunday's snow fall in Williamsport.

Motorists, brace yourself for another challenge this week because more snow is on the way.

A few non-injury crashes occurred on Sunday afternoon on Route 15 north of the city as well as on Warrensville Road in Loyalsock Township and on Interstate 180 near the Lycoming Mall when 2.2 inches of the white stuff fell during the day.

More snow is expected overnight Tuesday into Wednesday when the region could get “3 inches or more before it changes over to sleet and freezing rain in the afternoon,” said Paul Head, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College.

The high temperatures throughout the week will range from the upper 20s to upper 30s most days, Head said, adding that the lows will range from 11 to the low teens.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow during the day, but, by Tuesday night, the chance of snow will shoot up to 90 percent.

After seeing little changes in the temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be “a big drop overnight Thursday, with temperatures dropping back in the teens. Everything will freeze up,” and all the slush will turn to ice, Head said.

He expects there will be about 4 inches of snow on the ground on Friday when the city’s recreation department and the Crystal Lake Ski Center will host a snowshoe event at Brandon Park from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event is happening just in time, because most of the snow likely will melt on Saturday when temperatures are expected to warm up.

“How warm it is going to get and how long (the warm temperatures are) expected to last, we just don’t know that yet,” Head said.