Franklin County: Expect snow and a lot of it – perhaps
Expect snow, and perhaps a lot of it, weather forecasters are now saying. It now looks like Franklin and its surrounding counties are in the direct line of a Nor’Easter moving up the coast. It will hit the southern tier of South Central Pennsylvania sometime tonight, National Weather Service forecasters predict.
Most of Franklin County will initially be hit with three to six inches of the white precipitation, but that total could climb to eight inches or more before it storm passes out of the area mid-week.
It is expected to start snowing after midnight, according to The Weather Channel. There will be an 80% chance of snow tomorrow, with accumulations of between one and three inches tomorrow. That accumulation could be doubled overnight Sunday.
The storm is now expected to continue Monday, with a 90% chance of now predicted for Monday and throught Monday night into Tuesday, possibly adding another 6-8 inches. Temperatures probably won’t move out of the freezing zone before Wednesday or Thursday, and then only briefly.
Several factors could lead to a change in that forecast, however, according to NWS meteorologists in State College. They plan a Facebook Live weather briefing at 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 30.
The National Weather Service website has expanded its winter storm watches and warnings to include most of Central PA.
PennDot has issued a travel advisory for tomorrow and the first of the week with a list of restrictions for most South Central Pennsylvania state roads.