Just a few days into spring, wintry weather might linger in the area as light snow is expected Sunday and Monday.

Saturday will be sunny with a high near 46, according to the National Weather Service.

But temperatures will dip to the high 20s Saturday night into Sunday, when there's a chance of rain and snow after 2 p.m.

The high Sunday will be near 44. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent during the day, though less than a 10th of an inch of accumulation is expected before 8 p.m.

Sunday night: There's a 70 percent chance of precipitation, likely snow, after 8 p.m. Sunday, with a low around 31. Between a quarter and half of an inch of accumulation is predicted, the weather service says.

Rain, snow or a mix is expected for most of the day Monday, which will be cloudy with a high near 40.

The wet conditions are expected to move out by Tuesday, which will be mostly sunny with a high near 46.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be sunny, with highs in the mid-40s.

Brett Thackara, a meteorologist with abc27, said it's too early to tell how much accumulation there could be.

"If we throw out the calendar, this is a very good pattern for snow if this were January," he said.

Typical March: There typically aren't late-March snows every year, but it's not unheard of in the York area for snow to come as late as April.

This year might just feel a little more wintry because it has warmed to the 70s "almost immediately" during the past two Marches, Thackara said.


"I believe this March is acting more like March should," he said.

People who have had enough of winter should take heart, though.

The Climate Prediction Center is forecasting above-average April temperatures for the area, he said.

- Reach Christina Kauffman at ckauffman@yorkdispatch.com.