Expect snow and ice this week
Expect at least some snow and ice again this week.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Monday afternoon through Tuesday. The watch includes Franklin, Cumberland and Fulton Counties,
NWS is calling for heavy mixed precipitation, starting with snow Monday afternoon and turning icy overnight and Tuesday. While the forecast calls for total snow accumulations of up to two inches tomorrow, Franklin County appears to be on the eastern edge of the storm and probably won’t get more than an inch.
Overnight ice accumulations will total one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch. Higher elevations, such as the Tuscarora mountain ridges, could get than a quarter of an inch. Chambersburg should be on the lower end of that range, with perhaps less than 1/10th of an inch of ice. With the storm tracking northeast, parts of Adams County could get some ice also.
It is best to plan on slippery road conditions Monday night and a good part of the day Tuesday. . The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The best potential for sustained freezing rain is Monday night, NWS meteorologists say.
Roads could be slick in spots Monday morning, depending on location, but expect a much messier commute with snow and ice Tuesday morning.