The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 11, 2014

Accuweather: 'Winter sandwich' on the way


The Daily Item

— STATE COLLEGE — After our little taste of spring this week, watch out for a cold blast that will follow a storm expected to bring heavy here and snow to our north.

“While a shower or a gusty thunderstorm cannot be ruled out Wednesday afternoon and early evening, the worst rain and gusty winds should hold off until just after the evening rush,” said Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek.

The strongest thunderstorms can contain some damaging winds Wednesday afternoon and evening. If you hear thunder, seek shelter.

Any lingering rain will end as some snow showers later Wednesday night as temperatures plummet below freezing.

The subfreezing air will quickly freeze up any wet or slushy roadways and sidewalks which could make for a slippery Thursday morning commute.

“Car doors and locks may freeze up as the frigid weather moves in,” said Dombek.

“The next few days will be like a winter sandwich,” said AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams.

A frigid Thursday will be saddled in-between a pair relatively mild days. Highs will return to the mid 40s on Friday before reaching the upper 50s by Saturday.