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Winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow to Center County

Updated with the latest forecast details at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 31

A winter storm affecting much of Pennsylvania is expected to bring heavy snowfall to Center County over the next few days.

the National Meteorological Service issued winter storm warnings from 5 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Tuesday for areas including Center County.

Heavy snow with total accumulations of 8 to 14 inches is expected between Sunday morning and Tuesday morning in southern Center County.

AccuWeather, which forecasts 8 to 12 inches for the State College area, expects the snow to subside late Monday night. The heaviest snow is expected overnight from Sunday to Monday morning.

The northern part of Center County is under winter watch until 5 a.m. Tuesday, with total accumulations of 8 to 12 inches.

Image via State College National Weather Service.

Traveling through central Pennsylvania and most of the state should be difficult. PennDOT advises motorists to avoid unnecessary travel.

This winter, State College has already surpassed its total snowfall for the entire 2019-20 winter season, when a 13.2-inch record fell. A mid-december storm dumped 15 inches of snow, measured at Penn State’s Walker Building.