Feb. 23—Berks County residents can put away their snow shovels, at least for now.
"We don't have to talk about snow the rest of the week," said Dave Bowers, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather near State College. "The storm is over. All we have is leftover clouds."
Bowers said a temperature drop to 30 Monday night may cause wet and slushy areas to freeze overnight, leaving roads icy for the Tuesday morning commute.
The wind is expected to pick up Tuesday as temperatures reach 40, before dropping to 29 overnight, Bowers said.
The wind will average about 15 mph with some gusts up to 25 mph and help dry roads as snow and ice melt from the warmer temperature, he said.
And it gets better.
"It will feel like early spring Wednesday with a high of 47," Bowers said. "We'll be dancing in the streets under a partly sunny sky."
The warmer temperatures are expected to continue with a high of 42 Thursday and 40 Friday.
"We don't have to think about precipitation again until Saturday afternoon when there is a chance for rain," he said.
The wet snow Monday left more than 4 inches of snow in some areas of the county. Officially, 4.0 inches of snow fell in Lincoln Park, running the seasonal total there to 42.4 inches.
Other totals from the Berks Area Rainfall Networks and the National Weather Service available by midafternoon Monday included Bernville, 4.5 inches; Vinemont, 4.25; Hamburg, 4.2; Cornwall Terrace, 4.1.
The seasonal total is the highest since 52.7 inches in 2013-14. That winter was the most recent to reach 50 inches.
There are 13 winters that have reached 50 total inches of snow in the 152-year database, and five have been in the past 30 years, including the top total of 85 inches in 1995-96.
Precipitation is expected Saturday night into Sunday and that is forecast to be rain.
Several hours of snowfall in the morning and early afternoon caused some Berks roads to ice over, resulting in jackknifed tractor-trailers and stranded rigs on hills.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m., it was reported that a stretch of Route 662 needed to be closed between Richmond Street in Fleetwood and Route 222 in Richmond Township because of a jackknifed rig.
A short time later, emergency officials were calling for traffic control for a report of several rigs stuck on the hill of Route 662 from Pricetown Road in Ruscombmanor Township.
Earlier, a towing crew was called to remove a jackknifed tractor-trailer from Route 222 northbound between the Penn Avenue overpass and State Hill Road exit in Wyomissing, approaching the Berkshire Mall area.
Shortly before 1:15 p.m., a crash was reported at Route 422 eastbound at River Bridge Road in Amity Township.
From about 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., accidents at Routes 662 and 562 in Oley Township, 1832 Old Swede Road in Amity Township and 6271 Perkiomen Ave. in Exeter Township blocked roads and slowed traffic.
About 4:45 p.m. an accident involving an overturned vehicle blocked the northbound lanes of Route 176 in Robeson Township.
Reporter Steven Henshaw and Assistant Editor Keith Mayer contributed to this story.