Weather report: Groundhog may have incorrectly signaled extension of winter weather

Posted February 07, 2018

The National Weather Service declared a winter storm watch beginning at 4 a.m. Wednesday and continuing through Wednesday evening for Montour, Union and Northumberland counties.

According to the NWS, mixed wintry precipitation in the form of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected across southern in and portions of northern Kentucky tonight into Wednesday morning.

Much of Carbon and Monroe counties could receive 4 to 6 inches of snow, while the northern tier of Pennsylvania could see 6 to 10 inches, with hazardous travel conditions expected all day Wednesday according to PA Weather Action. Southwest wind 7 to 10 miles per hour becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

We'll be watching closely the next front that moves in Friday night and Saturday. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Sunday's storm here brought from 2 inches in the Susquehanna River Valley to 5 or more inches in the higher elevations north and west of Lock Haven. Northwest winds will be 5-10 miles per hour.

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On Tuesday night, Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit could receive just enough snow to create a treacherous Wednesday morning commute. Low: 33. High: 48. An inch or two of snow is possible. "It may start out as a little bit of rain actually and switch over to snow (Monday) night".

Tuesday Night: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after midnight.

Not to sound like a broken record, but as everybody knows, Missouri weather is highly unpredictable and what parts of southeast Missouri end up receiving snow, sleet or freezing rain can change quickly.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy and cold.

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Danielsen said accumulation not exceeding 1 inch is possible. Winds could gust as high as 20 miles per hour.

Thursday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.

Today, it will be mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 30.

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