Snow on way today; more this weekend?
BY ENELLY BETANCOURT, Staff Writer
Snow is expected later today, and there is the possibility of more come the weekend.
A total accumulation of 2 to 4 inches is expected before daybreak Thursday, and that, forecasters say, might be a prelude to a larger storm at the end of the week.
Today's sunny conditions are expected to give way to clouds and a mix of snow and rain in the afternoon.
The high temperature is expected to be 40 degrees, but conditions should shift as the temperature begins to drop for the evening rush hour, according to Millersville University meteorologist Eric Horst.
"It starts as a mix of rain and snow, then it changes to all snow around sunset," Horst said.
Roads will become slushy, and driving conditions could be a little tricky, he said.
"This is not going to be a big storm, but it is going to be a nuisance," he said.
It will snow for a few hours, Horst said, ending around midnight.
"This one is modest in size," Horst said.
The sun will return just in time for Valentine's Day on Thursday. It will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 44 and a low of 31, according to AccuWeather.
Mild temperatures continue Friday, with a high again of 44.
AccuWeather forecasters are still trying to determine if the cold front expected to arrive this weekend will bring with it more snow.
How much precipitation that storm will produce depends on its track, and that has not been determined.
"It will be much colder and gusty at times," Carl Erickson, an AccuWeather meteorologist, said.
However, the computer models currently show the storm going out to sea.
"If anything were to happen, it would be sometime Saturday night through Sunday morning, but it's too early to say," Erickson explained.
It will be cold, breezy and cloudy on Saturday with a high reaching 35.
The forecast for Sunday calls for a breezy day with a mix of clouds and sun and a high temperature of 30.
"The second storm is a possibility, but right now its track is too uncertain, and it could move too far out to sea to become an actual threat," Horst said.