Snow, sleet expected tonight

Expect rain sleet ice

A winter storm could bring up to two inches of snow and sleet to Franklin and neighboring counties tonight.

Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland, Adams, Huntingdon, Blair, Cambria and York Counties will be affected, according to the National Weather Service. The winter weather advisory is calling for the storm to begin at around 9 p.m.

snow sleet tonight

The biggest accumulation will happen overnight; but another one-tenth of an inch of ice could be added to already slick roads tomorrow morning.

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PennDOT and the Turnpike Commission advise motorists to stay home and inside if at all possible. But if they must be out, slow down and adjust speeds. The storm is expected to impact morning commutes to work.

Snow and sleet won’t be the only thing to worry about tonight. Gusty southeast winds of 25-30 miles an hour on the ridges could lead to some downed lines and isolated power outages.

Before leaving home tonight or tomorrow, NWS advises motorists to call 5-1-1 or visit the state website here for the latest travel, roadway and traffic conditions.

To report snow or ice, residents can post to NWS State College Facebook page, use Twitter or visit the NWS website. See current regional weather conditions on NWS radar here.