Several roads throughout northcentral Pennsylvania still are closed due to last week's flooding, but weather in the upcoming week is expected to be mild, and the weekend will bring warmth and sunshine.
The sunny weather will help Lycoming County residents take full advantage of Daylight Savings Time, as clocks "sprang forward" at 2 a.m. Sunday, allowing for an extra hour of daylight in the evenings. But, the effects of the heavy rains that pummelled the area last week are lingering.
As of Sunday, the state Department of Transportation reported three roads closed due to flooding:
Corey Lowe, of G and J Janitorial Service, washes the windows of Jersey Shore State Bank, 300 Market St., Williamsport, on Sunday. “They have to be done,” said his mother, Janice Lowe. Lowe says the service cleans the windows at the bank once a month.
Evidence of last week’s flooding still lingers in the area with muddy roads, soggy fields and uprooted trees near waterways. These trees in Muncy Creek are tangled around the supports of the Route 405 bridge near Hull’s Landing in Muncy.
Route 2012 (Sylvan Dell Road) between Second Avenue in South Williamsport and Old Montgomery Pike Road in Armstrong Township;
Route 3002 (Middle Road) in Limestone Township from Route 880 to Route 44; and
Route 4001 (Little Pine Creek Road) from Route 287 at English Center in Pine Township to Little Pine Camp Area Road in Cummings Township.
Today's temperatures will range between 45 and 50 degrees, with intervals of clouds and sunshine, according to Paul Head, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College. Tonight will be "fairly clear and cold," Head said, with lows in the 20s.
Tuesday will start out sunny, with highs in the low 50s.
"We'll see increasing clouds in the afternoon," Head said. "It looks like some rain will be moving in Tuesday night and Wednesday. It could start with a little bit of wet snow or sleet, but little or no accumulation."
Temperatures will dip to the 30s Tuesday night, rising to about 40 degrees Wednesday morning. The rain should taper off Wednesday afternoon, Head said.
Thursday will kick off a stretch of beautiful weather, with clear skies and high temperatures in the 50s or 60s.
Head said Friday comes with a chance of showers but will be "otherwise, a beautiful (March) day, with highs of up to 65 (degrees)."
Saturday and Sunday are expected to be mostly sunny, welcoming in the first day of spring with highs in the high 40s or low 50s.