Plowable Snow Coming our Way

Set your alarm clocks fifteen minutes early tomorrow, slippery travel may cause some quandaries in the early hours.

A low pressure system is coming from the Midwest with little moisture in the air as another low pressure system strides northward up the East coast carrying a lot a moisture.  These two systems are beginning to collide giving the potential for snow over a vast area.

Light snow will begin around 4 p.m. lasting until about 6 pm when the snow will intensify and larger amounts of snowfall will begin to pile up.  Around midnight, snowfall will slow and soon taper off around 3 a.m., according to Eric Horst, meteorologist at Millersville University.

David Bender explains our next weather maker. Photo by Kyle Hallett

“I expect two to five inches by the time this event is over with more accumulations further eastward,” said Horst,  “this won’t be a major storm, it’s just moving too quickly for larger amounts of snow.”

Horst gives this storm a 20 percent chance that six to eight inches will be seen and maybe, if the system is too dry, only two inches will accumulate.

A plow makes their way through the snow. Photo by

Further east, up to a foot or more is expected.  Snow amounts fall the further west you track.

The morning commute will most likely see snow covered secondary roads with wet conditions on the main roads.  Plows will be on the move during this whole storm and being careful is the best bet.

As for the rest of the week, cold temperatures will stick around with wind following the snow storm that may cause some drifting.

Get your snow stuff ready, sledding is a real possibility.

By Cree Bleacher and Kyle Hallett