A minor but potentially disruptive snowstorm will impact Schuylkill County starting later tonight and into Friday.
Forecasters and weather models agree that between 1-3 inches of snow will fall on the area by the time the storm exits.
While it’s not the bigger storm some may have anticipated earlier this week, that much snow has proven to cause headaches for emergency personnel in the past.
1-3″ of Snow Into Friday for Schuylkill County
According to National Weather Service, snow should start later Thursday but should be wrapped up by about 4 a.m. Friday.
Prior to the snow, we’ll get a brisk, cold day here in the coal region. Clouds will start building throughout the day and the high temperature is expected to top out at about 31 degrees.
A steady 6-11 mph wind could be accompanied with gusts up to 21 mph.
Thursday’s low is expected to dip to 25, so there’s no chance of any precipitation being anything other than snow with this brief storm.
Even colder air comes in behind the storm with just 1 day from Friday into next Wednesday expected to get over the freezing mark. Overnight lows next Monday and Tuesday are forecast to drop to 13 degrees.
A small wintry mix is forecast for Schuylkill County on Sunday morning, prior to 1 p.m.
GFS Weather Model – Snowfall Forecast for Jan. 6-7 Storm
The GFS or American model shows Schuylkill County getting about 2 inches of snow from this storm. Heavier accumulations are to the area’s south and east. Parts of eastern Maryland could see as much as 7 inches of snow from this white winter blast.
Euro Model – Snowfall Forecast for Jan. 6-7 Storm
The latest Euro model – both were run at about 3 a.m. Thursday – shows a nearly identical snowfall map from this storm.