As January comes to an end, winter still has its icy grasp on the region and doesn't appear to be letting go just yet, as another storm system provides a sloppy start to the week.
Today will begin mostly sunny with a high in the mid to upper 20s, but the next winter storm system will begin to move into the area overnight.
"This system will come in pieces," John LaCorte, forecaster at the National Weather Service in State College, said. "It will start tonight and won't be over until Wednesday."
Tonight the NWS expects snow after midnight, accumulating two to four inches.
The snow will continue on Tuesday before giving way to a wintry mix Tuesday night and continuing Wednesday morning.
"This is going to be a mess, a mixture of all kinds of precipitation," LaCorte said. "I wouldn't rule out a thunderstorm before this is all over."
This weekend's wintry weather contributed to a number of motor vehicle accidents.
The upcoming wintry mix brings the potential for more accidents, and drivers should exercise caution when traveling throughout the area.
Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the lower to mid 30s.
Temperatures are expected to drop as the storm makes its way out of the area.
Lows will be in the teens Wednesday into Thursday, dropping into the single digits Friday morning.
The latter half of the week will be clearer with partly sunny skies and little chance for precipitation.