National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory ahead of Wednesday’s snow storm in Schuylkill County. Not as much snow is expected to fall as originally believed earlier this week.
The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
We’re not out of the woods on this incoming storm. It’s definitely going to do something but not as much as forecasters believed at the start of this week.
Winter Storm Headed for Schuylkill County Today
According to the latest forecast for Pottsville, just after midnight, snow is likely to fall starting in the early morning Wednesday, Jan. 25.
The snow could mix with sleet and freezing rain before 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Rain and snow will fall until it changes to all rain by about 7 p.m.
When it falls, snow could be heavy at times. And Pottsville is still expected to receive between 2-4 inches of snow and sleet by the end of the storm.
More northern locations in Schuylkill County will receive about an inch more of snow than others locally, based on our comparison of forecasts from other major weather forecasters.
It appears western Schuylkill County will receive the least snow from this storm.
Accuweather is reporting the least ambitious snowfall totals for Wednesday’s storm, predicting between 1-3 inches in Pottsville but 2-4 inches in Frackville.
The Weather Channel forecasts 3 inches for Pottsville and 4 inches for Frackville, but just 2 inches for Pine Grove.
Temperatures in Pottsville are expected to hover just above freezing all day on Wednesday.
As the day goes on Wednesday, the wind will pick up. Winds out of the east could top out at 21 mph on Wednesday night, with gusts up to 31 mph.