Saucon Valley Under Winter Weather Advisory for 2-4 Inches of Snow

Winter is coming to an end, but it’s not quite over.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for 2-4 inches of snow Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Lehigh Valley Weather Authority is predicting one to three inches of snow from Monday night’s storm, and will issue a final call forecast on their Facebook page at 5 p.m. Monday.

The NWS said light snow is expected to develop Monday afternoon and become heavier overnight.

“Plan on slippery road conditions, especially untreated surfaces, including during the Tuesday morning commute,” their statement said. “Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.”

In a weather briefing about the approaching storm, the NWS office at Mount Holly, N.J., noted that there “is still some uncertainty in the track of the storm system.”

If it tracks closer to the coast, which is unlikely, the area could see 6 to 8 inches of snow. If it tracks further away from the coast, which is also unlikely, the area could be spared any snow.

Last week a storm that was forecast to dump over a foot of snow on Wednesday–and shut down most schools and businesses before any flakes fell–tracked about 60 miles further east than expected, and was labeled a ‘bust’ after it only deposited several inches of wet snow, although some higher elevation areas in Northampton County saw upwards of six inches.

However, parts of southeastern Pennsylvania and central New Jersey were measuring snow in feet as a result of last Wednesday’s storm.

This Wednesday, the National Weather Service is predicting that snow squalls could also impact travel.

“Scattered snow squalls are expected to move southeast through this area Wednesday, especially during Wednesday afternoon,” it said in a hazardous weather outlook Monday. “They could deposit a quick one half to 1 inch of snow, making stretches of pavement suddenly very slippery as temperatures briefly fall to near freezing in the squalls. Additionally, visibility could briefly be sharply reduced to a quarter mile in some spots.”

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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