Snow showers likely this afternoon

Katrina Barker
March 8, 2018

But forecasters stuck to their predictions. The weekend forecast is a chilly one but with calmer winds and some sunshine each day. But then the sky filled with snow again. As long as we can weather the cold for now, it appears as though we'll be rewarded later this month.

Tonight: Patchy blowing snow before 7 p.m.

Forecasters pegged additional snowfall accumulations at 2-4 inches across lower elevations.

As we cool down Tuesday night rain will change to snow and snow showers will continue through Wednesday. Rain/Snow and wind are possible for late Thursday and through Friday. Visibility will be significantly reduced at times to a quarter mile or less and northerly winds will increase. Even as we continue to iron out the more localized details of the forecast, we still have an idea of where the best chance for snow will be. Depending on how impressive the energy transfer is and the track of the system, up to a few inches of snow are likely.

"Expected Range: A Trace to 2". Heavy, wet snow is expected to impact travel by reducing visibility and causing slippery conditions. Otherwise, call 3-1-1. An on-call crew of arborists from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will respond to tree emergencies and remove the hazard and any part of the tree that is an immediate risk to public safety. Lake effect snow is expected to linger into Thursday night and early Friday. More than 14,000 PECO customers are without power as of early afternoon. Watch for slick spots Wednesday morning.

The sun will rise at 6:53:39 a.m. today and will set at 6:28:51 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

The community could see a few snow days over the next couple weeks as colder temperatures creep back into Fayette County.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.

Wind overnight will remain breezy, and generally blow from the southwest at 10 to 15 miles per hour, and then increase to 15 to 25 miles per hour on Thursday. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Cloudy, with a low about 25. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 16 to 21 miles per hour decreasing to 10 to 15 miles per hour after midnight.

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