Winter weather could cause problems for Wednesday morning commute

07 February, 2018, 01:48 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Icy, frosty & freezing

The Lehigh Valley is not now included in that watch.

The warm, above-freezing temperatures will fill the valleys first, so low-lying areas will see the changeover to rain earlier than the higher elevations.

Today, the high will be near 21 with wind chill values between zero and 10, the weather service said.

Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart says the main concern will be from 9:00 Tuesday evening through the morning drive Wednesday because of the combination of freezing rain and snow. The snow may be heavy at times. Late Tuesday afternoon, Young, Stephens and Eastland counties were added.

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A winter storm is expected to drop at least 4 to 7 inches of snow and other mixed precipitation on the region over the course of Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Get ready for what could be Central Pennsylvania's biggest winter storm of the season so far. With a low around 22, new ice accumulation of a tenth-of-an-inch is possible.

In the Buffalo metro area, more than 6 inches is possible between about 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., forecasters said. Total snow and sleet accumulations up to two inches are expected.

- There is a Winter Storm Watch for far northern counties along and north of I-80 and west of I-287 (including Carbon and Monroe Counties).

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"Plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday". "If this scenario occurs much less snow will be likely, even well inland".

The storm will move up over New England on Thursday with a high pressure system moving rapidly behind the departing low pressure.

Chances for snow showers or flurries this morning in the metro Buffalo area.

The weekend looks to offer our next round of unsettled weather, with plenty of clouds and milder temperatures as highs are expected to crack the 40-degree mark both Saturday and Sunday.

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The National Weather Service forecast shows a cold but sunny Thursday, another chance for snow on Friday and some rain on Saturday and Sunday.

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