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Storm to bring snow and 'brutally" cold temperatures

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Feb 9, 2016 5:19 AM
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A man shovels snow during the snowstorm, Saturday Jan. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

(Harrisburg) -- Another blast of winter weather has arrived in the midstate.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Adams and York counties and a winter weather advisory remains for much of the region until 1:00 a.m. tomorrow.

 Berks County is under a winter weather advisory until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Meteorologist Matt Steinbugl with the National Weather Service in State College says the heaviest snow will be in two areas.

"The heaviest amounts do appear to be setting up over the southern third of Pennsylvania, with two areas of main concern over the Laurel Highlands and higher terrains in southwest Pennsylvania and perhaps, portions of the lower Susquehanna Valley south of the Turnpike," he says.

Snow is expected through tonight with Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Mifflin, Schuylkill and York counties expected to receive four to nine inches.

Dauphin, Juniata, Lebanon and Perry counties could see between three to seven inches of snow and the rest of the regionl will get two inches or less.

Steinbug says once the snow is done, frigid temperatures will stick around.

"Right now, it's looking like the coldest air mass of the winter season coming in later this week and really getting brutally cold over the weekend for Valentine's Day weekend," he says. "We're looking for wind chills to be below zero in many locations and even dangerously low in some spots....as cold as 20 degrees below zero."

The latest storm arrives more than two weeks after an historic snowfall brought more than two feet of snow to much of the region.

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