Snow lovers might not have to wait long to see our first coating of the season, but those wanting to go snow tubing will have to wait a bit longer.

York County is expected to receive its first measurable snowfall of the season on Sunday.

AccuWeather is calling for 1 to 2 inches before the temperature increases and it turns to sleet Sunday evening.

Snow is likely to begin falling early Sunday, said Craig Evanego, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College.

"Once it starts it's going to be through the day," Evanego said.

Freezing rain is expected Sunday night, followed by more rain and rebounding temperatures in the lower 40s Monday, Evanego said.

Warm temperatures this month also have meant that snow making at AvalancheXpress, a snow tubing attraction at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York Township, has been nearly nonexistent, said Melissa Beaverson, director of marketing at the 2700 Mount Rose Ave. resort.

"We need several days, consistent days, that are below 32 degrees to blow snow," she said.

No snow: Because of the inconsistent weather patterns, Beaverson said the tubing slopes might not open until between Christmas and New Year's.

"We really are hoping to be open around the holidays," she said. "It's really hard because it's so weather-dependent."

Warmer than usual temperatures caused the resort to open late last year. The slopes opened for business on New Year's Eve.


It looks like AvalancheXpress could get some help from Mother Nature soon.

After a high of 32 degrees predicted for Sunday, the temperature is expected to increase Monday, then start to drop below freezing again Tuesday, according to AccuWeather. Wednesday and Thursday will have highs around 27 and lows in the teens, the coldest it's expected to be all week.

"Once this system passes east of us, it's going to turn colder for the middle part of next week," Evanego said.

Forecast: Temperatures will remain in the 40s Friday, followed by periods of rain Friday night into Saturday, he said.

"We're not looking for much in the way of accumulation in York County right now," Evanego said. "It's a good idea to be prepared for some slick spots."