Just three days after being blanketed by several inches of snow, Centre County got a taste of spring.
Warm weather swept through the region Tuesday, bringing with it temperatures up to 70 degrees.
The high mark of 70 broke an unofficial record, previously set at 64 degrees in 2016, according to National Weather Service at State College meteorologist Paul Head. NWS will be able to determine whether the record is official by Wednesday.
People were taking advantage of the spring-like weather surge, as the lawn of Penn State’s HUB-Robeson Center was full of students eating lunch and playing Frisbee, and parks across the region were busy with families enjoying the sun.
The warm weather, however, won’t last for long. The high pressure system that brought the 70-degree weather Tuesday will be pushed out by about 3 p.m. Wednesday and replaced with a cold front, according to Head.
That cold front will then move southeast across Pennsylvania, bringing with it a lot of rain. Rain is expected to continue on and off from Thursday through Sunday, dropping temperatures into the mid- to high-30s.
“But hey, at least it’s not snow,” Head said.