*WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*

…FIRST WINTER STORM OF THIS SEASON TAKING SHAPE…

.A STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S. TODAY WILL CONTINUE TO DEEPEN AND HEAD UP THE EAST COAST TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. THIS WILL BRING A WIDESPREAD HEAVY WET…POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WET SNOW TO THE REGION STARTING OVERNIGHT AND LASTING THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED…WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY OVER SOME OF THE REGION`S HIGHER ELEVATIONS. IN ADDITION TO VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL…THE HEAVY WET SNOW WILL LIKELY WEIGH DOWN TREES WHICH STILL HAVE LEAVES ON THEM…LEADING TO DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM EDT SATURDAY…

Cameron Elk McKean Potter Warren

* LOCATIONS…NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY WET SNOW…MAY BE MIXED WITH RAIN AT THE ONSET.

* ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING…AFTER DAYBREAK AND LASTING THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS…THE HEAVY WET SNOW WILL CREATE SLIPPERY TRAVEL CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE AS THE SNOW WEIGHS HEAVILY ON TREES WHICH MAY STILL HAVE MOST OF THEIR LEAVES.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST UP TO 5 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 15 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES…REDUCED TO WELL UNDER A MILE AT TIMES.


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