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Freezing rain advisory has been issued

Updated: Saturday, January 4 2014, 08:00 PM CST
From Meteorologist Jim Buchanan in the First Warning Weather Center:

As a precaution, the National Weather Service in State
College, PA has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for our area for most of Sunday
morning, extending into the early afternoon.  Moisture is on the way from
an advancing polar front.

Temperatures will be above 32 degrees high in the atmosphere
but near the surface it will be below 32 degrees on Sunday morning.  So
anything liquid that falls is likely to freeze upon impact. 



However, what does fall is expected to be light, so not all
areas will get a thin glaze.  The good news is that temperatures will rise
into the mid to upper 30s by mid afternoon and evening.  However, after nightfall on Sunday, any
light rain that continues could mix with and turn to light snow with little or
no accumulation. 

The BIG story is the incredibly cold, frigid
temperatures that will plunge into the area after the passage of the polar front.  For the
first time in nearly 20 years, overnight low temperatures are likely to dip
below zero.  This is a good probability to occur before daybreak on
Tuesday as the low is forecast to be -2. 

Unfortunately, it will also be
very  windy Tuesday morning, with winds gusting as high as 35 to 40 mph
and sustained between 10 and 20 mph.  That means the wind chill will be in
the minus 20s during peak wind gusts. Then, highs will struggle to rise through
the single digits to about 10 degrees for a high Tuesday afternoon. 
Fortunately by mid morning, winds will begin to subside.  Temperatures
will gradually moderate back up into the 20s and 30s by Wednesday and Thursday
and by Friday, expect a high around 40.



Freezing rain advisory has been issued


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