Any snow accumulation is limited to mostly grassy areas in our far northern suburbs. Then, Old Man Winter comes knocking.
Wednesday’s high in the Harrisburg area is expected to be near 52, with a low at night around 32. “We anticipate rapid accumulations on all surfaces and a significant impact to the morning rush hour”.
More snow is expect around the state this weekend, too. Six inches to a foot will fall in NY, and 5 to 10 inches in Philadelphia. Temperatures will fall dramatically overnight, leading to a full change-over to acccumulating snow. Snow will change to sleet and eventually freezing rain from south to north during the evening hours. Meanwhile, “the only true weather forecasting groundhog” has seemingly crawled back in his hole for a long winter’s nap, visions of snowflakes dancing in his head.
Yesterday’s totals were slightly lower than expected in the central part of the state but several inches higher than predicted along the Seacoast, according to the NWS.
Tuesday night: Scattered showers, mainly before 5 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 48. Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 35 miles per hour, with the strongest gusts along the coast, where meteorologists say near-blizzard conditions are possible.
-Midnight to 4 p.m. Thursday for Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, western Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties.
The sky will stay cloudy on Saturday, and highs should range from 30 to 35 degrees, DePrest said. High near 38. Breezy, with a north wind 16 to 23 miles per hour.
Snow will gradually wane from west to east beginning around lunchtime in the mid-Atlantic, Appalachians and interior Northeast. West wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. “Blowing and drifting snow is likely”, the message indicated.
“Freezing rain duration of two to three hours can be expected over most regions Wednesday morning with warnings for a longer duration now in effect for western central regions of the province”, said Environment Canada in the statement. The precipitation shuts off quickly, but the cold, blustery conditions mark a radical change from the past two days.