Winter storm watch issued for Lehigh Valley region
- Author: Stacy Houston Feb 08, 2017,
Feb 08, 2017, 0:40
In addition to turning roads into sheets of ice, the freezing rain could accumulate on power lines, leading to outages across the region.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Staten Island late Wednesday night into Thursday, upping the amount of accumulation we are expected to see.
Wednesday Night: Rain likely before 5 a.m., then rain and snow likely.
The snow, according to the weather service, will start Thursday morning and last through the day into the evening.
Today: Mainly sunny, light snow in the afternoon.
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Snow showers overnight brought a coating of snow to a few places, but the main storm system moves in this morning.
"Snow could be falling at a pretty good clip from right around 6 to around 9 in the morning".
Transportation will be applying salt brine to hills and bridges beginning at 8pm this evening in advance of freezing rain Tuesday am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
The state Department of Transportation predicted a slight chance of snow showers Tuesday on Snoqualmie. The winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m.in Lake County.
On Saturday, there is a chance of snow before 8 a.m.
"Sleet may mix briefly during the transition from rain to snow".