Major Winter Storm Coming to Pennsylvania – What You Need to Know
This winter has been mild, but that could change very soon. A major winter storm is brewing for parts of the Northeast and East Coast. It looks to be a doozy. I’ve been loving the warm winter weather, so I’m not happy about this potential storm. I keep praying it misses us. But, whether you’re happy about it or not, you should be prepared. Here’s what you need to know about the major winter storm coming to Pennsylvania.
Right now, according to Weather.com, the upcoming storm appears to be on track to significantly impact Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and New York City. However, other areas are also on track to be part of the storm. This could actually be the biggest winter storm in our area in two years. The storm would run from Saturday (Jan. 6) through Monday (Jan. 8) and hit pretty much everyone in the Northeast, New England and mid-Atlantic.
While it appears very probable that a significant storm is coming, it’s too soon to predict exactly where it will fall and snowfall totals. Moreover, what could really change things is if temperatures are just a bit too warm for snow to either form or stick. It’s possible that show falling overnight could melt by midday. It could also be a mix of rain and snow, as well as ice. Of course, ice is terrible for driving. So, this storm would still have significant impacts, even if the snow totals aren’t super high.
Current projections from Weather.com have the most snow falling north and west of the I-95 corridor, with the corridor serving as a divider between rain and snow. So, if you’re located north and west of the I-95 corridor, you’re more likely to see snow. But, if you’re south or east, you’re looking at lighter snow or a mix or rain and snow. That said, cities such as Philadelphia and Boston look like they could avoid the worst of this storm, in terms of heavy snowfalls and accumulations. But, it’s still looking to be a pretty major winter storm in Pennsylvania. It could even be the most major winter storm in our area in two years. We’ll keep you posted.