Keep the umbrellas handy as rain showers continue to move into Central and Northeast Pennsylvania. Temperatures this morning were near the freezing mark, but have since slowly warmed up for many areas heading into the afternoon. Granted, a few locations in the higher elevations may have isolated slick spots where it’s a little colder, so a few extra minutes on the roads may be a good idea. This evening, portions of our Northeastern counties and the Poconos (higher elevations) will have the potential for freezing rain, while everyone else will continue with mainly rain. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for Wayne, Lackawanna, and Pike counties until 1 AM Tuesday. Carbon and Monroe counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 4 PM Monday. Light ice accumulations will cause icy spots on untreated surfaces.
Late Sunday night into Monday morning, temperatures may warm slightly above the freezing mark due to a light southeasterly wind. This will allow for some freezing rain to transition back to rain. Rain may be locally heavy at times.
As our winds shift out of the northwest Monday afternoon, we get a little colder. Those same areas that dealt with freezing rain prior may get another round of light freezing rain as the storm departs.
We’ll continue to update this story with the latest on this storm system. In the meantime, don’t forget to download the Eyewitness Weather App for the latest updates on our forecast.
LAST UPDATED: 12/29/19, 11 AM ~Meteorologist Logan Westrope