WJAC-TV: Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for much of Region
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the region until 7 a.m. Saturday. The advisory is in effect for counties, including Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Elk, Huntingdon and Somerset.
According to the NWS, the Laurel Highlands, south central mountains and lower Susquehanna River Valley are expected to get snow or mixed precipitation that will change to snow.
A light coating of ice is possible Friday morning that is expected to be followed by 1 to 3 inches of snow in the afternoon and evening. Up to 4 inches of snow is possible near and just north of Interstate 80. Snowfall is expected to end early Saturday.
The NWS said outdoor items and walkways could possibly have a light coating of ice Friday morning, with snow-covered and slick roads possible Friday afternoon and evening. There may be a few periods of poor visibility, under one-half mile.
The NWS said a winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Drivers should be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.
A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Drivers should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
Motorists should be especially cautious on bridges and overpasses, where slippery spots develop first.
Stay with 6 News, WJACTV.com and WJACTV.com Mobile throughout the day for updates. For complete Severe Weather Team 6 Coverage, visit the WJAC weather section.