Reported by: Meteorologist Steve Newton
Clouds are moving in this afternoon and evening ahead of the next system that will arrive in Somerset and Bedford Counties late this evening. Winter storm warnings are in effect for Blair, Cambria, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, and Huntingdon Counties from 10 p.m. this evening until 10 p.m. Wednesday evening. A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for Indiana County from 6 p.m. this evening until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Juniata and Mifflin Counties to the east have a Winter Weather Advisory from 2 a.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday. The heaviest snow will be during the overnight hours, and location in Somerset and Bedford Counties could see accumulations in excess of one foot.
This is a very complex system, with more snow in the southern part of the viewing area and locations to the north having the potential of seeing little precipitation. On our map right now, Elk and Cameron Counties are forecast to see between a trace and 2" of snow. This system is fast moving, and much of the snow will be over by the evening commute Wednesday.
Thursday will be a bit of a transition toward more sunshine with varying clouds and some leftover flurries. Temperatures will warm going into the weekend, and communities could see temperatures in the 50s.