Snowy Sunday in Forecast for Some Parts of Region

| March 2, 2019

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Some parts of Western Pennsylvania are expected to see up to eight inches of snow on Sunday, but forecasters are predicting that Venango County and surrounding areas will be spared from any significant snowfall.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Winter Storm Watch across the ridges and higher elevations in the Southeastern Pittsburgh region where six to eight inches of snow is expected.

Locally, forecasters say Venango County is expected to see two to three inches of accumulation through Monday morning.

“There is still some uncertainty in overall snow totals, but models have come into much better agreement today,” according to the National Weather Service.

“Totals for the area are highly dependent on exactly where the storm system tracks and how quickly it moves across the eastern US Sunday.”

“The general model trend over the last couple of days is to keep the system farther south and to move it through a little faster. This would mean less overall snow for the Pittsburgh metro and areas north and west, which is why our latest forecast maps show lower amounts than before.”

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh also noted that if the track continues to shift farther south, snow totals will likely decrease for portions of the area.

For the Venango County area, there is a slight chance of snow on Saturday after noon. Snow is likely to begin falling again around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. A high near 31 degrees and a 70% chance of precipitation is being forecasted.

On Sunday evening, snow is likely, mainly before midnight followed by a chance of snow showers after 2:00 a.m.

Most of the snowfall will occur prior to 9:00 a.m. Monday, according to forecasters.

Skies are expected to be mostly cloudy with a low around nine degrees on Monday evening.

For the most up-to-date forecast information, visit https://www.weather.gov/pbz.


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