The season’s first major snow event will arrive in Indiana County in time to create a white Thanksgiving, and according to the National Weather Service office near Pittsburgh, snow accumulations will depend on how far the temperature varies above or below 32 degrees.
Weather Service meteorologist Joe Palko said Indiana County residents can expect an additional 1 to 2 inches of snow today before warmer air changes the precipitation to sleet or rain.
As the sun goes down and temperatures drop, snow will return and may accumulate another 1 to 3 inches overnight, with the most snow falling in higher elevations, Palko said.
As the storm moves to the east Wednesday, it may leave behind another 2 to 3 inches of snow on the county.
So, Palko said, there is a potential for 4 to 10 inches of fresh snow by Thanksgiving.
— Randy Wells
This morning, Penns Manor Area School District closed its schools. The Purchase Line School District announced an early dismissal of classes.