Weekend winter storm hits the Philadelphia region

Winter Storm Warning In Effect For Friday

Double dose of winter weather with snow likely Thursday night, wintry mix expected over weekend

Butler County is still expected to get 10 inches of snow this weekend, but no ice is in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service downgraded the Winter Storm Warning to a Winter Weather Advisory for Monroe, Wayne and Orleans counties early Sunday afternoon. A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice across Western Pennsylvania will make travel very hazardous or impossible, according to the weather service. This system is expected to produce a vast area of heavy snow, heavy rain with pockets of freezing rain to the south-central states and much of the East Coast. Northwest Indiana and areas of IL south of I-88 could see 3 to 7 inches.

Total snow accumulations of twelve to thirty-seven inches are expected above the 6,000 foot elevation. The 56-year-old chugged slowly through the several-inch-deep snow.

"Public Works crews are at the ready, and will prepare roads and remove snow if necessary", the city said.

"The plows are just getting out", he said late afternoon.

In addition to snow, Friday night's forecast also calls for gusty winds that could impact travel.

That icy precipitation paired with winds blowing about 15 to 20 miles per hour and gusting up to 30 miles per hour pose a "significant problem", Walker said, and increases the likelihood of power outages along the coast. There had been more than 1,100 flights canceled on Saturday as of 6 a.m. The cold wind chills, as low as twenty below zero, could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as thirty minutes. Thursday's high temperature is expected to be about 30 degrees and temperatures won't drop too much, at all, Thursday night.

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