9 p.m.: Carol Weber said she's glad York County might get a good amount of snow.

"I'd like to have a nice snowstorm" before winter is over, said Weber, of Springettsbury Township.

"(The snow) will come and we'll have some fun and it will go," she said Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for York County, lasting from 2 a.m. Wednesday until 2 a.m. Thursday.

Heavy snow is expected, with 5-8 inches of accumulation, the NWS said. The snowfall is expected to begin before daybreak on Wednesday and last through Wednesday afternoon.

The snow and accompanying winds of 10-20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph could cause power outages throughout the area, the NWS said. Travel conditions are expected to be difficult, with snow-covered roads and limited visibility.

Weber was among a steady stream of customers entering or exiting Weis Markets in North York. Several people said they were collecting a few grocery items in case the area gets a snowstorm.

Weber and Joan Conley of Conewago Township, both said they're ready for the storm food-wise. However, Conley said she's more concerned about her electricity holding up.

"We had it happen before," she said. "Otherwise, I'm all set."

Aleisha Fickling, of York City, said she's not concerned about the snowstorm forecast.

"They haven't always been right," she said. "But I did get a couple of stuff so I won't have to go outside if it does snow.


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12:50 p.m. : The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for York County, lasting from 2 a.m. Wednesday until 2 a.m. Thursday.

Heavy snow is expected, with 5-8 inches of accumulation, the NWS said. The snowfall is expected to begin before daybreak on Wednesday and last through Wednesday afternoon.

The snow and accompanying winds of 10-20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph could cause power outages through the area, the NWS said. Travel conditions are expected to be difficult, with snow-covered roads and limited visibility.

Previous story: Depending on how the storm tracks, parts of York County could get 10 or more inches of snow through Wednesday.

Brett Thackara, a meteorologist with abc27, said snow will develop after 9 p.m. Tuesday and remain steady through the day Wednesday.

It's likely to affect Wednesday's morning and afternoon commutes, slowly tapering off around 8 p.m., he said.

The northern half of York County could get 5-10 inches, with areas south of York City getting 10 or more. People close to the Mason-Dixon Line could see close to a foot, Thackara said.

Like other meteorologists, Thackara and the abc27 team are still tracking the storm and perfecting forecasts.

"It still looks pretty good for the area to get some snow," said Charles Ross, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "At this point, we're calling for probably somewhere over 6 inches, could (be) around a 10-inch storm."

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch to remain in effect from Tuesday evening to Wednesday afternoon for York County.

The winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snowfall and for sleet and ice, which could hinder travel, according to the weather service's website.

Adams County is under a winter storm warning from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday, with 6-12 inches of snow expected.

abc27 meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder said York County averages up to 6 inches of snow in the month of March, according to Finkenbinder.

In recent times, the area had a big March snowstorm on March 13 and 14 of 1993, when close to 20 inches of snow blanketed the county, he said.

"But we're not expecting something like that," Finkenbinder said.

Ross said the heaviest snowfall the area has seen in March was 32 inches of snow on March 20, 1958.

"That's pretty amazing," he said.

The county had received 12.5 inches of snow just six days prior to that storm, according to the then-U.S. Weather Bureau Cooperative Observers Record.

The area received a total of 47.5 inches of snow in March 1958.