Rain causes slippery commute, ushers in fall-like temperatures

CDT staff reportOctober 7, 2013 

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A line of heavy rain showers made for a slippery, sloppy commute Monday morning in Centre County.

And with steady winds and strong gusts overnight and into Monday, wet leaves made some driving especially tricky. Gusts were expected to reach 50 mph, according to AccuWeather.com in State College.

Sunday’s unseasonable high of 86 degrees in State College gave way to a cold front moving across the Great Lakes and across Central Pennsylvania overnight Sunday.

Although no significant damage or flooding had been reported Monday morning in Centre County, the line of rain and high winds is projected to sweep across Northeast, causing flight delays and hazardous driving conditions up the Interstate 95 corridor, according to AccuWeather.com.

The low-pressure system is expected to pester the area through about 7 p.m. Monday, but will usher in cooler, drier and more seasonable temperatures.

On Tuesday, expect mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-60s, with overnight lows dipping into the low 40s, according to AccuWeather. The forecast for the week remains much the same — highs in the mid-60s and lows in the low to mid-40s.

So far in October, no rain has fallen until Monday, according to AccuWeather. The normal average is 0.59 inches. So far this year, Centre County has received 27.10 inches of rain, with the average year to date being 30.96 inches, according to AccuWeather.com.

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