Winter is wrapping up and without the blizzard it would’ve been one of the least snowiest winters in history for the state. With well above average temperatures next week and beyond, what could be the last winter storm of the season is likely Thursday Night into Friday. It will be a fairly simple storm and we don’t expect too much to change between now and Thursday Afternoon as far as our overall expectations.
A low pressure system will move just south of Pennsylvania before transferring a portion of its energy to a coastal system in the Carolinas. Although we don’t expect the coastal storm to move northeast and make this a huge event, light to moderate snow accumulations will be likely.
By the middle part of Thursday Afternoon we expect snow to move into Western PA, and by the evening it will make its way into Central PA. Just after 12 AM Friday is when Eastern PA will begin to see snow. The heaviest snowfall looks to be Thursday Night into Mid-Friday Morning as the sun angle will not be able to make a big impact. This will lead to snow-covered roadways Friday Morning which will lead to travel disruptions.
A general 2-5″ of snow is likely across nearly all of Pennsylvania with a coating to two inches in far southwestern and northeast parts of the state. If this news seems new to you, by Wednesday all other weather outlets will be all over it but you heard it here first.
Hello, my name is Josh Adams. This year I am a junior in high school in South Central PA. I have had a passion for weather since I was five or six years old, watching the Weather Channel when the average kid my age was watching cartoons. At age 11, I discovered that there is a significant amount of weather info online from knowledgeable meteorologists to weather models and everything in between. I had the privilege to take part in a group that held informational weather discussions nearly everyday.
I gained a significant amount of knowledge in several months back in 2012, constantly studying meteorology for hours each and just about every day. I created Northeast Weather Action in early 2013, just after the previous winter had ended. Things were pretty slow to start, however the winter of 2013-2014 greatly helped grow the page. Several of my forecasts verified nicely across the area. I met Chris during that winter in a facebook group, and we talked often about anticipated weather events. Just before the start of the 2014-2015 Winter, I added Chris to Northeast Weather Action (now Pennsylvania Weather Action), and once again we hit several key forecasts.
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