CWS Forecast: State College                                                                  

 After a cold and unsettled week, the first major winter storm since November will take aim at the commonwealth of Pennsylvania Saturday into Sunday. While the entire state will feel the effects of winter storm Harper, impacts will vary across the state. Aside from a period of onset snow and minor accumulations, the Philadelphia metropolitan area will see predominantly rain. However, outside of southeast Pennsylvania snow, ice, and freezing rain will all be factors. Moderate snow accumulations along with ice can be expected in the Western and South Central regions of the state, with predominantly snow along with heavy accumulations occurring in the Central and Northern tier of the state. Ice accumulation can also be expected in the Northeast region. Following the exit of winter storm Harper, extremely cold air will make its way in. Temperatures will fall below zero and in the single digits overnight Sunday and Monday night with highs struggling into the teens during the daylight hours. Temperatures will begin to moderate heading into the middle of the upcoming week. Stay warm Pennsylvania!  

Day One: Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

Heavy snow will move into the region during the afternoon. Sleet may mix in during the night. Expect heavy snow accumulations.

High: 26°F

Low: 15°F

Day Two: Wednesday, January 23rd 2019

Snow will exit the region followed by crashing temperatures.

High: 17°F

Low: -4°F

Day Three: Thursday, January 24th 2019

Partly cloudy and breezy with record cold temperatures.

High: 10°F

Low: -6°F

Day Four: Friday, January 25th 2019

Moderating temperatures with clear skies. Mixed precipitation possible overnight with rising temperatures.

High: 23°F

Low: 15°F 

Day Five: Saturday, January 26th 2019

Showers in the morning will change to snow showers in the afternoon followed by falling temperatures and clearing conditions overnight.

High: 35°F

Low: 16°F