Are you ready for some more winter weather?
In the wake of a winter storm that closed Saucon Valley schools for two days last week the weather turned mild and sunny on Friday, but don’t be fooled. Mother Nature is planning to deliver a one-two punch of winter weather to our area, according to forecasters.
The National Weather Service Saturday issued a hazardous weather outlook for Lehigh and Northampton counties in which it warned of a storm that could bring snow and ice to the area late Sunday and early Monday as well as a storm that could bring a wintry mix of precipitation late Tuesday and early Wednesday.
“Snow, becoming a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, will develop Sunday evening through Monday morning,” the National Weather Service said in the hazardous weather outlook, which is also for Upper Bucks County and Western Montgomery County. “A few hundredths of an inch of ice as well as 1 to 2 inches of snow potentially will affect the Monday morning commute with hazardous driving conditions.”
It added that “a stronger system will affect the area late Tuesday night through Wednesday night. Snow will become a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, resulting in hazardous driving conditions.”
Wednesday’s high will be 33 and there is a 70 percent chance of snow, according to the current NWS forecast for Allentown.
Lehigh Valley Weather Authority predicted Saturday that Sunday night’s system will be a “nuisance storm,” with the potential to deposit “a coating to an inch of slop.”
“It will be enough to make for slick road conditions and school delays Monday if school is in session due to the (Presidents Day) holiday,” Lehigh Valley Weather Authority said.
Saucon Valley and most local schools will be closed Monday for Presidents Day.
Many other online weather sources have yet to issue specific predictions for either storm.