Snow tubing at Tussey Mountain will end Sunday, the first sign that winter will come to a screeching halt.
The snowy side of the mountain will wind down skiing and snowboarding in the next two to three weeks, according to the company’s Facebook page.
Centre County may also experience the last of winter weather temperatures through Sunday with occasional snow flurries.
“It’s almost time to go out and do some yard work,” National Weather Service senior meteorologist Mike Dangelo said. “I’m excited. I look forward to spring weather.”
Local meteorologists forecast that snow could fall in central Pennsylvania on Thursday evening and may accumulate up to 2 inches.
Snow showers will pepper the region during the weekend.
“Some people may have to dust off their cars Friday morning, but it won’t change anyone’s plans,” Dangelo said. “We may get snow in the middle of the day Saturday, but it may be just warm enough that it rains.”
The temperature will hover around 30 to 40 degrees until Monday when people will be able to stick their winter coats in the back of their closets for lighter jackets with temperatures consistently in the 50s and 60s during daylight.
“The immediate cause is high pressure from the west that will sit over the East Coast and allow warm southerly winds to move in,” Dangelo said. “It’s possible we’ll hit 70 degrees next week.”
He said it is possible warmer temperatures will bring severe weather in March.
“It could happen, but it’s not a certainty,” Dangelo said. “We had a tornado in Lancaster recently so that can happen in March, but I’ve been here for 18 years and we only got severe weather half of those years. It’s definitely more likely in April and May, and the big months for severe weather are June and July.”