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Winter Weather Advisory for Less Potent Storm; Media Hype Fizzles

2-5″ of snow expected Sunday night; Rain to follow

National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Schuylkill County from Sunday afternoon into Monday afternoon.

Right now, forecasters are predicting 3-5 inches of snow will fall from the upcoming winter storm. About 2-4 inches is forecast for Pottsville.

In addition to the snowfall, a light glaze of ice is possible during the storm. It will end as rain on Monday as the temperature rises above freezing overnight.

Gusting wind up to 40 mph will accompany this storm.

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So, while snow totals are far less than predicting even just a day ago, it doesn’t sound like this storm will be any picnic.

The Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 4 p.m. Sunday and expires at 1 p.m. Monday.

NWS believes snow could fall rapidly during parts of the storm, with accumulation of an inch per hour possible. And the Sunday night snowfall likely will impact the Monday morning work commute.

According to the detailed NWS forecast for Pottsville, here’s a look at the storm timing:

  • 5 p.m. Sunday: Snow begins. Temperature below freezing. 6 mph wind.
  • Before 1 a.m. Monday: All snow, heavy at times. 13-18 mph wind after midnight, gusts to 38 mph.
  • 1-2 a.m. Monday: Sleet and freezing rain.
  • 2-9 a.m. Monday: Rain.
  • 9-10 a.m. Monday: Rain and snow. 6-11 mph wind.
  • After 10 a.m. Monday: Chance of snow. 12-17 mph wind.

Temperatures the rest of the week are expected to be below freezing, with the exception of Wednesday’s forecast high of 37. There’s no snow in the forecast for the rest of the week.


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