Major storm expected this weekend
Jan 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Alex Sosnowski is reporting for AccuWeather the second of two storms expected to hit over the weekend will bring dangerous blizzard conditions and a foot or more of snow from northern Pennsylvania to upstate New York and northern New England. The first storm, forecast to swing through late Thu., Jan. 17 into the following morning, will bring only a few inches of snow. One or two inches of snow will fall to make roads slippery and may cause school delays. A much more dramatic, disruptive and dangerous storm will follow approximately 36 hours later, from Sat., Jan. 19, into Sun., Jan. 20. Sosnowski advises everyone in the path of the storm to complete all errands before the storm hits. The storm is forecast to evolve into an all-out blizzard, causing roads to close and flight cancellations. Anyone on the road through the heart of the snow area will risk being stranded for many hours and may have to face temperatures plummeting to life-threatening low levels. At times the snowfall rates in the WGXC listening area from Saturday to Sunday may be 2-3 inches per hour as blizzard conditions unfold, according to meteorologist Sosnowski. School delays and closures are likely into early next week due to the amount of snow on the ground and the cold conditions, and gusty winds may continue to cause flight delays through Monday. Read the full forecast at AccuWeather [dot] com.