Storm brings wintry mix to midstate

Written by Craig Layne, Morning Edition Host/Reporter | Dec 26, 2012 12:33 PM
Winter snow creek

(State College) -- A huge storm moving into the midstate today is expected to bring a foot of snow to some regions, while ice, rain and high winds are also forecast.

The National Weather Service expects three to six inches of snow to pile up in mountainous parts of Juniata, Perry, and Schuylkill counties.

Forecasters say one to four inches of snow and sleet could fall between the area stretching from the Turnpike to the Mason-Dixon Line.

Meteorologist Paul Head with the NWS in State College says much of the midstate will see heavy precipitation through the afternoon into the evening.

"It'll flip-flop back-and-forth between freezing rain and sleet and snow," Head says. "What that'll do is it'll hold our accumulation down here in the central parts of the state."

Head says the storm should move out of the area by tomorrow morning, but it could cause a headache for commuters.

He says Pittsburgh could see about six inches of snow, while northern Pennsylvania between the Erie and Scranton areas could see a foot to 14 inches of snowfall.

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