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1-5″ of Snow for Schuylkill County Starting Thursday

Forecasts are wide-ranging 2 days ahead of the storm.

A winter storm is expected to impact Schuylkill County later this week.

And as of now, forecasters believe anywhere from 1-5 inches of snow will fall on the coal region starting Thursday and ending Friday.

We took on the burden of looking at the so-called experts’ predictions on this storm, as of Tuesday evening.

1-5″ of Snow for Schuylkill County on Thursday and Friday

Here’s a look at what those so-called weather experts are saying:

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National Weather Service

NWS-State College has Pottsville getting between 1-3 inches of snow. Right now, they’re predicting this storm to start as a mix of sleet and snow in the morning. It’ll then change to all snow through the day on Thursday before switching to a mix of rain, snow, and sleet and then eventually plain rain on Friday.

In addition to the snow, National Weather Service expects up to a half-inch of rain.

The Weather Channel

As of now, The Weather Channel – which is calling this Winter Storm Diaz – has the most aggressive snow totals for Pottsville and Schuylkill County.

And in an updated forecast on Tuesday evening, they scaled that forecast snow total downward.

TWC expects between 3-5 inches of snow to fall here with some ice build-up, too. After the snow, rain and snow should change over to plain rain in Friday.

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Accuweather has the lowest snow total for Schuylkill County from this impending storm. But its forecast does account for up to a half-inch of ice in addition to the 1-3 inches of snow.

That Accuweather forecast predicts a 41% chance of that low snow total and a 39% chance of between 3-6 inches.

Winter Storm Diaz Timing in Schuylkill County

These forecasts don’t provide a very clear timeline on when this storm will start and end. They do agree that it’ll start some time Thursday morning, probably as a wintry mix.

During the day Thursday, the precip is expected to switch to all snow before changing back to a wintry mix and then rain on Friday.

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