The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


January 5, 2014

Single-digit temps in forecast

LEWISBURG — Valley residents will have more to be concerned about from plunging temperatures and frozen roads this week than they will from snow.

“It’s not going to be a ton of snow,” Brian Edwards, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, State College, said Sunday night. “The problem we’re expecting is temperatures will be plummeting tomorrow (Monday) afternoon,” which will cause any moisture on roads and sidewalks to flash freeze overnight, he said.

“The bigger concern comes tomorrow (Monday). We’re going to have a very strong cold front come through the area,” he continued.

This morning likely will see temperatures in the mid- to upper 30s, but in the early afternoon “temperatures are just going to tumble,” Edwards said. By sunset today, the temperature will be in the low to mid-20s. “They will continue to fall tomorrow (Monday) night, right down into the single digits. We have a low of around zero.”

He predicts the coldest day of the week will be Tuesday. “We will probably not get above 10 degrees,” he said. With the wind chill, he expects nighttime temperatures today and Tuesday to reach minus 20 to minus 30 degrees. “That will be the coldest we’ve seen in years,” Edwards said.

According to AccuWeather’s tracking station near Selinsgrove, the last time temperatures dipped this low was in January 2011, when there were several nights of readings below zero. The overnight temperature on Jan. 24, 2011, was negative 8 degrees, Edwards said.

Driving will be most difficult after dark, when the cold temperatures freeze any water or slush left on streets. Roads should not be unmanageable, though, so long as people are careful of icy spots.

After Tuesday, the weather will become a bit milder with highs in the 20s or so. There also could be some light snow Thursday night.

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