UPDATE: 3-6 Inch Snow Accumulation Expected in The Valley

SUNBURY – AccuWeather for The Valley forecasts predict 3 to 6 inches of snow Sunday night. More western parts of our area are still in the 6-10 inch range.

Lots of preparations underway: PennDOT says they’ll impose travel restrictions along Interstates 80 and 180. Starting at 7pm Sunday, no vehicles other than fully loaded tractor-trailers with chains will be allowed on the highways. PennDOT also said they will pretreat area roads to prevent ice. The department advises people to avoid travel if possible.

AccuWeather says total snow accumulation may be less than expected, but the storm will be accompanied by very cold temperatures and high winds. Here’s AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Thompson: “

Turning out to be a busy weather weekend across the area.  It’s all about the cold today, then all about the snow tomorrow heading into tomorrow night.  Today though, bitterly cold with intervals of clouds and sunshine. High of 18 degrees then just plain old cold tonight with a low of 1.  Tomorrow clouds will thicken up, it’s the quiet before the storm, high of 26 degrees. 

Any travel plans tomorrow should be okay, but that changes very quickly tomorrow night with snow and it will become heavy at times returning tomorrow night. That will mix with some sleet and freezing rain at times, likely cutting in to our snow accumulation locally.  Monday the wintery mix will change back into snow in the morning then taper off into a couple of afternoon snow showers. 

Total snowfall of 3-6 inches, though higher amounts will be possible west of the Susquehanna. High temperature on Monday of up to 36 degrees, so temperatures falling through the afternoon.  Then turning out quiet after that with a high of 31 on Tuesday.  Dry through Wednesday, temperatures rebounding back into the upper 30’s.”

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