More snow here, too

SHAMOKIN - The repeating pattern of nuisance winter storms will be evident again in Northumberland County today and Saturday.

The National Weather Service on Thursday night was forecasting a 40 percent chance of snow today after 1 p.m., with less than one inch of accumulation. The snow will mix with freezing rain and sleet up until about 1 a.m. Saturday, after which there will be a chance of freezing rain and sleet, with an overnight low of about 29 and a southeast wind around 8 mph. Little or no ice accumulation is expected, and any new snow and sleet accumulation will be less than an inch.

Saturday there's a chance of rain and snow before 10 a.m., then rain after that and a high near 38. Rain will continue into the overnight, with a possibility of a change back to snow.

The small accumulation totals match the trend this season. Not counting today, the area has seen 13 storms dating to Christmas eve that at least coated the ground. The highest snowfall totals in the greater Shamokin area were 3 to 5 inches on Dec. 29 and 3 to 4 on Jan. 15 and 16.