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:
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.
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.