Up to five inches of snow expected to fall in midstate by tomorrow

Written by Rachel McDevitt | Jan 16, 2018 2:39 PM

FILE: A PennDOT truck plows Route 441, near Route 83. Photo by Tim Lambert/WITF

(Harrisburg) -- The midstate is under a winter weather advisory until tomorrow afternoon as snow continues to fall.

John LaCorte, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College, says the storm is tracking in line with earlier predictions.

"This is going to be more of a nuisance snow," he said. "We're not looking for a big snow storm, but you'll probably get in the neighborhood of 2-4, maybe 3-5 inches."

Snow totals could reach six inches on the ridges to the north and east of the Susquehanna River.

"But it's just a weak system coming out of the Great Lakes,"LaCorte said, "So it doesn't have a lot of moisture with it this time of year--they're called Alberta Clippers. And mainly it's just going to come through, drop some light, plowable snow, but nuisance snow, and then it will taper off tonight and by tomorrow we're going to be looking at some pretty decent weather." 

Many schools in the region dismissed early or cancelled evening activities. A full list can be found here.

Tomorrow is expected to be cold and windy, but temperatures will likely warm up by the end of the week.

Highs could hit 50 this Sunday.

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