Parts of Central PA woke up to several inches of snowfall and a winter wonderland. Other parts of the viewing area saw some light snow, but no major accumulations. What happened?
As the snow shield pushed Northeast across the region, it encountered marginal temperatures and also easterly winds pulled in some warmer air from the Atlantic. This helped to keep most of the snow from sticking and allowed some rain to mix in with the snow as well. The low also continues to track farther south of the area and that will help limit additional northward expansion of the precipitation this afternoon. In other words, the storm continues to show signs of weakening and we don't anticipate much in the way of additional accumulation. Expect some snow and rain showers throughout the rest of the day.
Tonight will bring the winds. As the storm departs, expect a gusty northwest wind to kick up with speeds from 15-25 mph. It will continue to blow throughout the day tomorrow with a few lingering clouds. Highs tomorrow will be near 40 degrees.
Any part of the viewing area that did see several inches of snow can anticipate a fast melt. Now only will we warm up slightly tomorrow and Friday, but highs will be in the 50s this weekend with plenty of sunshine.