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Area will miss most of winter storm this week

The official start of winter is five weeks away, but like a teaser for what’s to come, large snowflakes fell late Sunday morning, but they seemed to disappear before hitting the ground.

There are “no big accumulations” in the forecast at least for the next week, according to Craig Evanego, a forecaster with the National Weather Weather Service at State College.

While a low-pressure system is moving up along the East Coast today, bringing with it some snow and possibly rain, Williamsport will only “get brushed” by the storm, Evanego said.

“We’re really at the western tip of this system. We will probably just receive some light rain” today, he said.

The rain might turn to wet snow overnight Monday and there could be some slippery spots for motorists to deal with on Tuesday morning because the overnight low will hover around the freezing mark, Evanego said.

“It will be a very light snow. I’d say less than a half an inch of wet snow, just enough to cover grassy surfaces,” he said.

“Temperatures on Tuesday will be more mild as we go through the day. The high will be in the upper 40s,” Evanego said.

The same is in order for Wednesday, when the region will see partly sunny skies, he said. The highest temperature for the week was expected to be in the low 50s and that will be on Thursday when we will see an increase of clouds and a chance of showers by evening.

It will be mostly cloudy Friday with the possibility of some showers lingering from Thursday night, Evanego said.

Except for Thursday, the highs throughout much of the week will range from the mid to high 40s and overnight lows for the most part will be around 32 degrees, he said.