For the second time in less than a week, the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions of the U.S. are being hit with a nor’easter snow storm.
Central Pennsylvania is expected to miss the heaviest snowfall, but the region will still get some of the white stuff.
State College will be on the outskirts of a snow storm that forecasters say will bring 4 to 10 inches about an hour east of Centre County. The snow will be heavier in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey where accumulations could hit up to 13 inches. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced travel restrictions starting at midnight Tuesday for tractor-trailers, RVs and motorcycles in that part of the sate, while Gov. Tom wolf declared a state of emergency.
The National Weather Service predicted a light snowfall with a slushy coating totaling about an inch of accumulation for State College and surrounding communities Tuesday night, with about another 1-2 inches likely Wednesday. Projections by AccuWeather and The Weather Channel have called for slightly less snow. The heaviest snow will fall late Wednesday morning, turning into rain later in the day, as temperatures reach the mid- to upper-30s.
The nor’easter should remain on the coast where a similar snow storm hit in late February and caused massive power outages. The NWS winter storm warning said those near the coast should have contingency plans for traveling and handling more power outages.
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