9:49 p.m.

The state Department of Transportation says it's ready for whatever snow does fall during the early spring snow expected to hit the area Sunday night into Monday morning.

The agency activated its incident command center for York, Adams, Lancaster, Franklin, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin and Lebanon counties at 6 p.m. Sunday night, spokesman Greg Penny said in an email.

The center will help to coordinate plowing efforts in those counties where PennDOT will use 310 plows trucks, Penny said.

"We also have 37 rental plow trucks to supplement our workforce, mainly in our largest two counties - Lancaster and York," he said.

All told, 12,636 snow lane miles will need to cleared in the eight counties if the storm hits, Penny said.

Patrols will monitor conditions and crews will be out in force prior to the morning commute clearing roads.

PennDOT workers began preparing for the storm before the start of the weekend as crews made sure their trucks were fueled and serviced, Penny said, adding there is plenty of salt on hand for this storm.

8:10 p.m.

Snow showers mixed with other precipitation is expected to start anytime now but will likely evaporate before reaching the ground because of drier air higher in the atmosphere, according to abc27.

But as the ground level temperature cools, the precipitation will change to all snow about midnight.

The precipitation that falls before and just after midnight will be mainly from a low pressure system to our west in the Ohio Valley, according to abc27.


Reported earlier: If you started your spring cleaning, hopefully you didn't put away your snow shovels.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook and winter weather advisory for York and surrounding counties.

Though Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 42, temperatures will drop to the low 30s Sunday night and the local area will get 1 to 2 inches of snow overnight, according to the weather service.

The white stuff will start falling after 8 p.m. Sunday, according to Dan Tomaso, a meteorologist with WHTM abc27.

"It may begin as a light, wintry mix before it transitions to snow," he said.

But the worst of it will be during the early morning commute, Tomaso said.

"We're concerned about those drivers who head out between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.," he said.

York County is expected to get between 2 to 5 inches Monday morning, Tomaso said.

"I want to place more emphasis on the lower amount because of the time of year, the coastal low-pressure center and angle of the sun. They're not in a big position to give the best snowfall," he said.

Monday's sunrise will aid in a swift melting process, and the snow will wrap up mid-day on Monday, Tomaso said.

The snowy weather is a result of low pressure moving out of the center of the country, he said.

"All the snow that was reported in Denver and the Midwest is what's headed our way. It's all associated with the low pressure that came out of the (Rocky Mountains)," Tomaso said.

A slight chance of rain and snow showers is predicted for Tuesday, which will be cloudy with a high near 45, according to the NWS.

Sun and warmer temperatures will return Wednesday, with a high nearly 44, and remain through Saturday when the forecast is sunny with a high near 50, the NWS predicted.

But Yorkers will have to wait a couple weeks before it starts to feel like spring, Tomaso said.

"We're not looking for things to improve until the second week of April," he said.