Weather-Wise, What to Expect Locally Through Tuesday

When to expect the storm blows away (at top): in our area, that’s predicted to be Tuesday at about 1 p.m.

By Jake Sojda, AccuWeather Meteorologist
for The Post

STATE COLLEGE PA – A monster nor’easter continues to crawl up the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, pounding southeastern Pennsylvania and the rest of the region with heavy snow and high winds. So far it’s snarled travel, led to canceled flights, and disrupted coronavirus vaccination efforts, State College-based AccuWeather reported.

In western Montgomery County, a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service persists through Tuesday (Feb. 2) at 1 p.m. It anticipated additional snow accumulations and wind gusts of up to 35 miles an hour through that time.

Localized power outages will also be possible where the strongest gusts occur from any downed tree limbs or power lines.

“Limit travel,” the Pennsylvania State Police urged on Twitter, and “slow down and buckle up,” it reminded drivers and passengers alike.

A mix of sleet, freezing rain, or even plain rain was falling across portions of Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties Monday during morning and mid-day. Then colder air wrapped in behind the storm and brought a return of all snow to much of the county, AccuWeather said.

Weather-Wise, What to Expect Locally Through Tuesday
This long-duration storm will continue to cause snow to pile up into Tuesday

“As the storm continues to strengthen and funnel moisture in from the Atlantic Ocean, areas near the coast where all or mostly snow falls may experience a snowfall rate of 1-3 inches per hour for a time,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski added.

Weather map supplied by AccuWeather