Area residents should enjoy today's weather with high temperatures in the mid 50s and mostly dry conditions before a taste of winter returns later this week, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Evanego.
Evanego said a weak front will push through the area Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing a chance for freezing rain and sloppy wintry conditions.
More seasonal temperatures and dry conditions will prevail during the day Tuesday, but showers may develop after midnight, changing to freezing rain with lows around 32.
Evanego said Wednesday could be "a little messy" with snow, freezing rain and sleet greeting morning commuters.
"At this point, we're expecting plain rain on Wednesday afternoon," he said.
Thursday will bring a chance for showers with a high of 42. Thursday's low will be near 29. Friday is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high of 45.
Evanego said it wouldn't be unusual for significant snowfall in the month of March, recalling the blizzard of 1993 that dumped more than 20 inches of snow in the central Pennsylvania region.
On a brighter note, days are getting longer by a few minutes each day, he said. Sunset tonight will be 5:55 p.m.