Cold air returns, snow may follow
- Author: Rogelio Becker Feb 18, 2018,
Feb 18, 2018, 4:34
Millersville University storm expert Eric Horst on Saturday morning, in a Tweet, predicted snow would arrive in the Lancaster area between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Friday night, heavier bands of snow will set up, bringing wide spread accumulating snow fall. Again, however, changing weather conditions could result in alterations to the current forecast. Winds should decrease late Saturday evening. Among the factors at play, the Weather Service said, was the chance that thunderstorms may develop well to the south of the region; if they do, that would use up moisture that might otherwise travel farther north and fall as snow.
Weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Temperatures are expected to rise into the 40s on Sunday afternoon and the snow will begin to melt. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
After a rainy and mild Friday, cold air will drain in this evening and tonight, setting the stage for a winter feel on Saturday. Wind chill values as low as 20°F. The high will be near 54 with a south wind of 7 to 14 miles per hour becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Monday will be mostly cloudy and windy, with showers developing later in the day.
Things will warm up Sunday, reaching a high near 45 degrees. South wind 8 to 11 miles per hour. Lows around 32°F. Wind chill values as low as 25°F. Northwest wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. But computer models are in lockstep an accumulation of 2 to 3 inches is likely in western Whatcom County. The weather service predicts that any accumulation will be less than half an inch. With temperatures warming quickly Sunday, any lingering slush on roads should melt quickly. Highs around 43°F. Wind chill values as low as 25°F. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour in the morning. In Rhode Island, a ceremony planned for Sunday to mark the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people was postponed until May 20 because of the expected snowstorm.