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1st snow of season was about 3 inches

Between two and three inches of snow fell in the area during the first widespread snowstorm of the season, according to Steve Travis, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College.

Noting that there had been a “couple of snowfall events” in certain areas of the state prior to this past weekend’s storm, this was the most widespread, Travis said.

Prior to the snow falling, a period of frozen precipitation coated the area, although the largest amount of ice was reported in Cambria County, which recorded .4 of an inch.

“Temperatures will be rising over the next few days,” Travis said. “No big storms are expected over the next seven days,” he added.

With the normal high around 43, the temperatures Tuesday through Thursday are expected to be in the lower 40’s, which puts them in the normal range, the meteorologist said.

Today is expected to be mostly sunny with a high around 40, with clouds moving overnight, tonight, as temperatures fall to 28. Normal lows for this time of year are around 29.

Daytime highs for Wednesday and Thursday should be in the lower 40’s with cloudy conditions forecast for Wednesday and partly sunny weather is expected on Thursday. Lows both days will be in the mid- to upper 20’s.

Rain or snow showers could fall north of here on Wednesday, Travis, but there is a 40 percent chance of rain showers here on Friday, he added.