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5-7 Inches of Snow Saturday – Winter Storm Warning for Schuylkill County

Don’t put that shovel away just yet!

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We certainly hope you didn’t pack away the snow shovel just yet. It appears winter has at least one last punch for Schuylkill County.

Forecasters and weather models are predicting a somewhat significant snowstorm for the area on Saturday.

Earlier Friday, National Weather Service placed Schuylkill County under a Winter Storm Warning.

Predictions right now call for between 5-7 inches of snow across the coal region.

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Winter Storm Warning for 5-7″ of Snow in Schuylkill County Saturday

The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 4 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday. Other affected Pennsylvania counties include:

  • Southern Centre
  • Blair
  • Huntingdon
  • Mifflin
  • Juniata
  • Southern Clinton
  • Southern Lycoming
  • Union
  • Snyder
  • Montour
  • Northumberland
  • Columbia

NWS predicts light rain to start falling Friday night before it changes to snow after midnight Saturday.

Snowfall will be heaviest in Schuylkill County between 5 a.m. and noon. Light snow is possible during the afternoon hours.

Strong Winds

In addition to the heavy snowfall, we’ll also experience some pretty strong sustained wind along with intense wind gusts. Sustained winds through the storm could top out at 25 mph. Gusts through the day could hit 40-50 mph.

The strong wind will create blowing snow situations and that’s likely to make travel extremely difficult on Saturday.

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