A substantial snowstorm is on its way to the area, but most of the precipitation is expected to hit south of York County.

The snow will begin around 10 p.m. Sunday before tapering off anywhere from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday, said Paul Head, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The county could see anywhere from a coating to 2 inches of snow, he said, with higher accumulations expected in the southern end of the county.

As temperatures drop into the low 20s tonight, there's a chance that roads could get slippery for the morning commute -- especially south of York City, Head said.

That issue is worsened by daylight saving time, he said, as roads no longer have as much sunlight in the morning hours.

"That's what happens when you change to springtime in the middle of the winter," Head said.

Spring's in sight: There will probably be a lot of clouds in the sky through Wednesday, he said, but this week will get progressively warmer.

Monday's high is expected to be near 35, with a low of 22, according to the weather service's forecast. Tuesday could get up to about 40 degrees, with a low near 28.

And Wednesday will have a high near 45 and a low of 37.

Thursday marks the official start of spring.

"We'll probably get in the 50s Thursday afternoon," Head said.

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