Weather Service ‘Winter Advisory’ Expects 2-4″ of Snow
MOUNT HOLLY NJ – A winter weather advisory for western Montgomery County, and specifically for Pottstown, Collegeville, and Norristown, has been issued by the National Weather Service from Thursday (Jan. 6, 2022) at 10 p.m. to Friday (Jan. 7) at 10 a.m. in anticipation of “widespread accumulating snowfall,” its Mount Holly NJ office said.
Residents in those areas, it added, should expect between 2 and 4 inches of snow, creating “hazardous
conditions (that) could impact the morning commute.” Drivers should “plan on slippery road conditions,” the weather service emphasized.
Snowfall rates Thursday night of “up to 1 inch per hour” were possible, it predicted. Things might get worse in “a narrow band of locally higher amounts,” forecasters suggested, where accumulations of “4 to 6 inches or higher” might be possible. Low temperatures during the night in the Pottstown area could drop to around 26 degrees, they said. Winds blowing from the west at around 5 miles per hour (mph) would shift from the north after midnight.
Partly sunny skies with a high temperature near 32 degrees were predicted for Friday after 10 a.m. Winds then could range from 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
The weather service recommended drivers “slow down and use caution.” Travelers may also find it helpful to know, in advance, about road conditions for their destinations elsewhere in the state. To hear those, it said, call 5-1-1.
The warning was posted Wednesday (Jan. 5) at 3 p.m. It also applied to eastern Montgomery, and eastern and western Chester counties, according to the weather service.