Punxsutawney Phil and local groundhogs seem to be right: Winter's not going anywhere -- at least not this week.

The National Weather Service has York County under a winter weather warning from midnight. to 4 p.m. Monday, when snow is likely for the area

There could be some isolated rain showers during the day Sunday, said meteorologist Elyse Colbert.

"The problem is after that, the temperatures are going to cool down," Colbert said.

The storm: Temperatures tonight are expected to be in the low 30s, so York will probably see a mix of rain and snow, she said. And with road surfaces wet from rain, traveling could be difficult.

"As temperatures cool down, you could see some icy patches on those surfaces if they're not treated," Colbert said.

York could see 1 to 2 inches Sunday night and 3 to 7 on Monday, according to National Weather Service .

The storm is expected to start off as a mix of rain and snow Sunday night and should swithc to all snow about 4 a.m. Snow should tapper off by 2 p.m., the weather service said.

"Definitely looking pretty snowy during the morning rush hours," said AccuWeather meteorologist Evan Duffey. The snow will likely be wet and heavy, he said.

More snow? The NWS is also keeping an eye on a second storm that could hit York around Tuesday evening and continue into Wednesday morning, Colbert said. Flurries could change over to freezing rain or a rain and snow mix and make conditions "kind of messy," she said.


"It looks like it's going to be very mixed," Colbert said.

But if temperatures stay warm enough, York could get all rain, which brings up another item of concern, she said.

"So the other thing we're keeping an eye on is potential for localized flooding," Colbert said.

It's tricky to predict how this system will impact York County, as a couple of degrees can make a big difference, she said.

"We're keeping an eye on it ... It does look like a pretty wet system, though," Colbert said.

Duffey said Monday's storm will probably be worse, as Tuesday's could end up being mostly rain.

For the remainder of the week, temperatures will hover above freezing before dropping into the 20s this weekend and opening up the chance for another storm, he said.

That could mean three storms in the next seven days, Duffey said.

"Things are looking a little bit messy," he said.

-- Reach Mollie Durkin at mdurkin@yorkdispatch.com.