6 inches of snow expected locally today
A winter storm approaching Central Pennsylvania is expected to bring moderate snowfall and extremely cold temperatures.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Northumberland County and neighboring counties beginning at noon today and lasting until 7 a.m. Friday.
Between 3 and 6 inches of snow is predicted to accumulate, with the most intense snowfall occurring this afternoon into tonight, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Roads will be snow-covered and visibility will be low, NWS predicts.
Today's high temperature will be 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Tonight's low will be very low - 8 degrees.
It won't get much warmer Friday with high and low temperatures forecast at 11 and 3 degrees, respectively. Sub-zero wind chills Friday morning will make it feel much colder. Winds will average between 10 and 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Saturday will be mostly sunny and, with high and low temperatures of 26 and 19 degrees, slightly warmer. Rain and snow is likely Sunday with temperatures in the mid- to high-30s.
Monday's high temperature is forecast to be 43 degrees, and then the frigid temperatures return. Low of 0 degrees Monday; high and low of 10 and 3 degrees on Tuesday.