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Friday Snowfall Could Make Commute Slippery - abc27 WHTM

Friday Snowfall Could Make Commute Slippery

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January 6, 2010

A weak cold front will not only spread some clouds our way today, but it could also bring some light snow to the Midstate for the morning commute Friday.  We have not had much snow so far this winter, and certainly haven't had any stick to the ground or roads and cause any major problems.  This could be a first for the season tomorrow, although nothing is guaranteed.  This is a very wimpy system that will pick up some moisture off the lakes overnight and deliver very hit or miss snow showers and squalls across the Commonwealth early in the day tomorrow.  Some localized squalls could create white-out conditions tomorrow morning making driving dangerous.  In other spots, there could be little or no snowfall.  PrecisionCast gives the following amounts through tomorrow afternoon:

Take notice that most spots only receive a little over an inch or so of snowfall.  While some spots in the higher elevations to the north and west of Harrisburg could pick up a little more, my range would be between 1 and 3 inches with most spots seeing between a coating and 2 inches.  The main issue will of course be the timing and the breakdown of the storm is below:

2:00AM-5:00AM

-Snow showers develop

-Quick coating to 1 inch possible

5:00AM-2:00PM

-Snow showers and snow squalls

-1-3 inches accumulation

Friday Evening

-Lingering flurries/snow showers

-Turning colder and blustery

Again, I want to emphasize that this is not a major event by any stretch of the imagination.  However, because of the timing of this system coming during the morning commute, it could have a significant impact.  Make sure to stay tuned to abc27 and abc27.com for more information throughout the day and tomorrow as well.  Have a great Thursday!

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