Snow expected tonight in parts of the midstate

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Nov 7, 2012 4:38 PM
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(State College) -- Portions of the midstate are expected to see the region's first snowfall tonight.

A nor'easter is making its way through the Mid-Atlantic and the worst of it is expected to hit Lancaster, Lebanon, Schuylkill and York counties. A winter weather advisory is in effect for those areas until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Aaron Tyburski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College says the mix of rain and snow should arrive sometime this afternoon, before changing to snow tonight.

"As we go through the night and the temperatures drop off closer to freezing, we could see some issues later on tonight and early tomorrow in southeastern Pennsylvania, with some slushy roads, maybe some of the back roads might have a light snow cover on them," he says. "Major interstates, however, are likely to be a lot better, because of those warmer temperatures near the ground."

Tyburski says one to four inches of snow is expected in areas of central Pennsylvania.

The eastern part of the state is still reeling from Superstorm Sandy and with wind gusts of 30-miles per hour expected, he says more damage is possible.

Utility providers have crews in the field ready to deal with the potential for more power outages, and PennDOT has its plows and salt trucks ready to go.

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