7:15 p.m. updated:

Snow is expected to return as the night progresses.

According to AccuWeather, snow is expected to fall between now and midnight.

After a few hours of cloudy skies and no precipitation, rain is expected to return early Thursday and then turn to freezing rain around daybreak.

But that will give way to partly cloudy skies late Thursday morning, according to AccuWeather.

12:36 p.m. update:

Belts of snow passing over the York area are expected to turn to sleet and rain over the afternoon hours, with rain tapering off late tonight, according to Mike Dangelo, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College.

Dangelo said snow has already given way to rain in the Baltimore area, and that conversion is expected in York over the next few hours. Portions of York County south of Route 30 are expected to see about 1-to-2 inches of snow before the switch to all rain in the evening hours, he said. Areas north of Route 30 could see between 2-to-4 inches before snow tapers off late tonight.

Road conditions could be icy as below-freezing temperatures move in overnight, he said.

11:30 a.m. update: Road conditions are deteriorating around York County.

As of 11:30 a.m., emergency crews were responding to 11 separate crashes scattered throughout York County.

Those included two accidents in Hanover and two in Windsor Township.


Most of the accidents were reported as not involving injuries.

For the locations of current crashes, go here.

9:30 a.m. update: York and Lancaster counties are now under a winter weather advisory until 7 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

The area will get 3-5 inches of snow and sleet over the next few hours, the service said, causing slippery roads and limited visibility. Temperatures will remain in the mid-30s, and winds will be from the east at 10-20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph.

Drivers are reminded that bridges and overpasses develop icy patches first.

Previous story: York County will apparently be spared the brunt of a winter storm pushing through the state Wednesday.

Instead of receiving the upward of 6 inches of snow northern parts of the state is expected to see, southcentral Pennsylvania was expected to see its snowfall quickly washed away by rain.

"It's going to be worse up to the north," said Alan Reppert, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.

Locally, rain, which will be heavy at times, will stick around for most of the day and into the evening hours Wednesday, he said.

All told, the county is will receive about an inch of rain before the day is out, Reppert said.

The rain is thanks to temperatures that will remain above the freezing point later in the day, with a high of 36 predicted.

Snow: Snow and ice were expected during the morning hours, before the temperature warms up enough to just above freezing.

However, "temperatures are close to freezing" most of the day, Reppert said.

York County was predicted to receive about an inch of snow mixed with sleet Wednesday morning before "it changes to all rain," he said.

Some snow may be back Thursday, when flurries will fall. The high that day will be 40 with a nighttime low of 23.

Friday will be partly sunny with a high of 38 and a low of 19, according to AccuWeather.

There's a 40 percent chance to rain and snow Saturday, when the high will be 35 and the low 26, according to the National Weather Service.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.