Weather advisory: Snow, freezing rain

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Weather advisory: Snow, freezing rain

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a winter weather advisory, which will be in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday until 1 a.m. Wednesday for most of the Valley.

What is being forecast as a chance of rain Thursday switches over to a chance of rain and snow between 10 and 11 p.m. Thursday, then a chance of snow after that. The advisory is for snow and freezing rain.

Accumulating ice could be thicker in Wyoming, Allegany and Cattaraugus counties where up to one-quarter inch of ice is possible, forecasters said. Brief periods of freezing rain are expected, and the morning commute may be impacted.

The weather service has predicted an accumulation of snow this morning, then sleet and freezing rain by noon, and all rain later in the day.

Any ice that does form should melt Tuesday morning as temperatures will rise to well above freezing.

The wind advisory is for Richland, Crawford, Ashland, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, Hancock, Seneca, Huron and Wyandot counties. Wind gusts of 35 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour is possible for areas shaded in tan until 6PM this evening.

Also, loose objects could be thrown around and some tree damage could also occur.

Motorists should use extra caution when driving, according to the weather services.

A wind advisory is issued for sustained winds of 31 to 39 miles per hour or gusts between 46 and 57 miles per hour. Winds could gust as high as 55 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Very strong winds developed later Tuesday afternoon and will continue into the evening. Southwest wind 6 to 14 miles per hour.

About 3-to-6 inches of snow could fall in the region, an increase from earlier estimates by meteorologists. Winds could gust as high as 39 miles per hour.

THURSDAY: A 20 percent chance of showers. Skies should be partly sunny.

A chance of showers, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. North wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Cloudy, with a high near 39.

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