Overnight Snow in the Forecast for Venango County

| February 26, 2020

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Snow is in the forecast, and a Hazardous Weather Outlook has been issued for Venango County and surrounding areas for tonight into Thursday.

The Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Venango, Clarion, Forest, Mercer, and Jefferson Counties.

According to the National Weather Service, areas of drizzle and fog will turn into rain showers later today, after 2:00 p.m., then the temperatures are expected to drop and turn the rain into snow between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. tonight.

One to three inches of snow are expected overnight and into the early hours of Thursday, and forecasters say a Winter Weather Advisory may be possible. The wind is also likely to pick up, going from five to 10 miles per hour up to about 16 miles per hour after midnight, with possible gusts as high as 28 miles per hour.

In surrounding areas, including Warren, McKean, and Elk Counties, a Winter Weather advisory has already been issued for 8:00 p.m. tonight through noon on Thursday.

Those areas are expecting two to three inches of snow with localized amounts of four to six inches in some areas.

Crawford and Erie Counties are also under a Winter Storm Watch for lake effect snow, looking at a possible snow accumulation of six to ten inches, with higher amounts over a foot possible in Erie County overnight tonight.

Locally, snow showers are likely through the day on Thursday, and the windy conditions will continue. The high for the day should top out around 25 degrees, with wind moving about 17 to 20 miles per hour and gusts up to 33 miles per hour.

Scattered snow showers may remain through Thursday night, with the temperature overnight dropping to around 18 degrees.

On Friday, a 40 percent chance of scattered snow showers remains. The day is expected to remain cloudy, with a high temperature of around 26 degrees. On Friday night, a 40 percent chance of snow showers remains, and the temperature is expected to drop to 18 degrees overnight.

Looking toward the weekend, on Saturday, a 30 percent chance of scattered snow showers still remains. Forecasters look for a cloudy day, with a high near 26 degrees. The clouds should remain overnight, and the temperature is expected to drop down around 16 degrees.

A respite from the wintry weather may come on Sunday, which is expected to be partly sunny, with the temperature climbing up around 32 degrees.

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