A winter storm will likely pound much of central Pennsylvania with heavy snow, according to multiple forecasts.
The greatest amounts of snowfall will likely occur north of Interstate 80 where up to a foot of snow is expected, though Centre County will be hit hard, too. Updated forecasts have called for more snow than initial projections.
The Weather Channel has predicted the most snowfall, 6-11 inches, for State College, and AccuWeather has projected 4-8 inches from Tuesday through Wednesday. The National Weather Service has forecast at least 4 inches of snow.
A winter storm watch NWS issued has also been expanded to be in effect from late Tuesday through Wednesday evening. The original alert was supposed to start Wednesday morning. The alert means that 4-8 inches of snow is likely in central Pennsylvania.
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“Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday,” the NWS said in a statement. “Significant reductions in visibility are possible.”
The heaviest snow will fall from midnight Wednesday to 6 p.m.
Freezing rain and sleet is also possible at about 3 p.m Wednesday when the temperature could peak at 34 degrees.
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