Four to six inches expected after this weekend's snow storm
By the time it's all over Saturday, Northumberland County residents could be digging their way out of 4 to 6 inches of snow, the National Weather Service (NWS) said Thursday.
NWS Meteorologist Tony Mach reported that a winter storm warning went into effect at 7 a.m. today and will end 7 a.m. Saturday.
Overnight from Thursday into today, it was expected to be cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow after midnight and temperatures in the mid-20s.
Mach said that by early this morning, the snow accumulation could reach an inch, and the overnight expectation from tonight into Saturday is 3 to 5 inches.
In total, Mach said there could be between 4 to 6 inches of snow before it ends early Saturday morning.
Overnight tonight, the temperatures are expected to be in the lower 20s with northwest wind traveling at 10 to 15 mph and gusts reaching 35 mph, he said.
The storm is caused by two low pressure centers approaching from the northwest and southwest, which will merge to form on the mid Atlantic coast and move northeast.
"The closer to the coast, the more likely there will be snow, and the greater the accumulation. The more west, the less likely," Mach said.
It's expected to be partly sunny Saturday morning with high temperatures around 30 degrees, he said.
In the days to follow, there is a 30 percent chance of freezing rain on Sunday, a 50 percent chance of freezing rain on Monday and a 50 percent chance of snow showers Monday night.