A light wintry mix pushed through the state Sunday Night, dropping anything from plain rain in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to sleet across much of the Lower Susquehanna Valley and Lehigh Valley along with up to two inches of snow in higher elevations of the Central and Western PA.
Now, our focus shifts to another wintry mix event expected Tuesday Evening through Wednesday Morning. Both the European Model and the American Model had been very consistent in showing very different solutions up until last night. However a consensus throughout the models has developed today. Overall, the GFS (American Model) will take the prize as the usually persistent and top notch European Model has folded to the GFS Solution.
This now means the dominant precipitation type in Southcentral and Southeast Pennsylvania will be rain. As originally expected, Southwestern Pennsylvania will see rain as well. As you work your way up into the Pocono Region and west into the Northern PA Mountains, you will run into some wintry weather. Here is our Map Forecast.
TUESDAY PM – WEDNESDAY AM WINTRY MIX MAP FORECAST
Area A – Snow likely Tuesday Night ending with a short period of rain Wednesday Morning. Snowfall accumulation of 2-4″.
Area B – Snow likely Tuesday Night before changing to sleet, then rain by Wednesday Morning. Snowfall accumulation of 1-2″.
Area C – A few hours of snow are likely to begin the event before changing over to rain by Early Wednesday Morning. Snowfall accumulation of up to 1″. A coating of ice is also possible in the Laurel Highlands.
Area D – A very short period of sleet or snow is likely to begin the event, followed by a change to rain. A coating of snow is possible but will quickly be melted away. A coating of ice is also possible in the Laurel Highlands.
Area E – Sleet or snow may mix in for an extremely short period in the beginning of the event, then rain.
All other areas can expect an all rain event.
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