Centre County to see 4-8 inches of snow through Tuesday

Coastal areas in the Northeast can expect heavy snowfall Monday, but the bulk of snow expected for Centre County will have already fallen by then.

An accumulation of 4-8 inches is expected for the region through Tuesday, though most of it will have already fallen Sunday night through Monday morning, AccuWeather senior meteorologist Dave Bowers said. Another inch could fall late Monday into Tuesday morning, he added.

“It will be enough to make a mess out of the roads and get everybody shoveling, that’s for sure,” Bowers said.

Farther east, the snowfall will be heavier. Philadelphia is expected to see 8-12 inches of snowfall during the same period, and more than a foot is expected for northern New Jersey, New York City and parts of New England. Some areas could see 2 feet of snow.

The next snowfall in Centre County is expected Thursday, Bowers said, and highs in the 20s are predicted for the rest of the week. A “wintry pattern” will continue through the first week of February, he added, but sleet and freezing rain should not be a concern.

“The pattern for the next two weeks is gonna be cold and stormy,” he said. “Any precipitation we’re going to get is going to be snow.”

Harris Township and State College borough declared snow emergencies Sunday night, which means cars must be removed from the streets in those municipalities. Philipsburg-Osceola schools also announced that a two-hour delay is in effect Monday.