Winter conditions hold on into week

Williamsport and the region’s residents will wake up to President’s Day looking at a couple of inches of snow that may appear to have a glaze over the surface.

The morning commute will be affected with conditions improving throughout the day, according to John Banghoff, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College.

As he spoke Sunday, the first flurries were falling in the city.

But many people who work in federal and state government won’t have to worry with the holiday.

“There will be a couple of inches of snow mixed with sleet,” Banghoff said. “A nice, wintry mix and a glaze of ice that will clear out by daybreak,” he said.

Just look for a stray flurry through the day with temperatures pushing upward into the mid-30s, he said.

For Tuesday, a high pressure system will move in and bring nice conditions, with sun and a high temperature that is closing in on 33.

The next system could hit the city and region Wednesday, with a storm moving in that could last through Thursday morning, Banghoff said.

“We think it will start as snow and transition over to freezing rain and sleet, ending as rain as we head into Thursday morning,” he said.

Conditions then improve Thursday through the weekend, with on and off possible snow showers in a hit and miss fashion, according to the forecast.

Highs and lows Wednesday will remain in the same area … high 20s and low 30s, but still likely below freezing.

The temperature will jump Thursday to a high of 44, but dip nearly 20 degrees with a low of 27, Banghoff said.

Friday is expected to be partly sunny with a high of 39 and an overnight low of 28.

Winter seems to be holding on, but judging by forecasting trends, a series of unpredictable temperature breaks could add some relief until Spring officially begins.