Winter storm watch issued for Lehigh Valley region

Thursday temperatures should warm back to a high in the low 40s.

"Snow could be falling at a pretty good clip from right around 6 to around 9 in the morning".

A significant storm is could drop eight to 12 inches of snow across much of MA on on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The normal snowfall accumulation by February 6 is 37.1 inches.

According to the watch - in effect from midnight to 6 p.m. on Thursday - heavy, blowing, drifting snow is possible and visibility on roads could be poor.

On Wednesday, there is a slight chance of rain showers before 8 a.m., then a slight chance of rain after 2 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Rain and snow are likely Wednesday afternoon and into the night. Winds 10 to 20 miles per hour with gusts up to 35 miles per hour.

Snow face on OC Transpo bus shelter
This sad-looking face made from snow on the side of a bus shelter might represent our feelings about Tuesday

Light snow is forecast to begin at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, then pick up after 10 p.m.to bring an additional two to four inches by the end of the day. Inland areas will remain cold, causing a light icy glaze on top of the snow. High near 33. Northwest wind 14 to 16 miles per hour.

A wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet made for messy driving on Tuesday. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

At the Yakima Air Terminal, flights between Yakima and Seattle were canceled Sunday night and Monday morning due to several inches of snow on the runway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

  • Marlene Weaver