Wicked wind chill on its way
SHAMOKIN - Central Pennsylvania is waking up to the second half of a one-two winter punch.
Following several inches of snow Tuesday, temperatures were forecast to be about 5 this morning and warm only to 15 today under mostly sunny skies. A wind chill advisory is in effect until noon today, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), with wind chills as low as -17 forecast. Northwesterly winds ranging from 10 to 15 mph could gust up to 30.
Tonight's overnight low is also forecast at about 5 degrees, with northwest winds calming to about 5 to 10 mph. And Thursday and Friday will stay cold, highs again forecast at 15 to 20.
The Shamokin area was on the lighter end of the snowfall prediction from Tuesday's storm, which dropped about 1 to 2 inches. Various predictions called for anywhere from 1 to 5 inches in Northumberland County. The threat was enough to cancel classes for most schools in the region.
The snow began between 7 and 8 a.m. and lasted into the afternoon from the fast-moving storm. A winter storm advisory was in effect for the county until 10 p.m. Tuesday, while areas south into Philadelphia remained under a winter storm warning.