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More snow expected across York County on Monday
The National Weather Service and Accuweather are anticipating snow, along with potential for rain, to hit the area sometime Monday. While they aren't projecting snowfall totals similar to our 31-inch snowfall earlier this winter, there is still pretty of reason to be concerned.
What to expect: David Martin, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said the area will start to see some light snow around noon on Monday, with the heaviest snow hitting Monday night. He said there could be one to two inches by sunset as well as one to two inches overnight.
“People going home Monday night will have to deal with an inch or two of snow,” he said.
He said in total the area should get around four inches, with the snow tapering off Tuesday morning.
"It could be a little more, could be a little less," he said.
Despite the relatively low expected accumulation, especially compared to the over two feet of snow the county dealt with just a few weeks ago, there is still some cause for concern.
“While we may not get a lot of snow, it might come down hard at times,” he said, adding that there may be periods of 10 to 20 minutes of hard snow that may cause issues.
In addition to snow, Martin said there is also potential for sleet and heavy rain on Monday.
Earlier start?: Brian Edwards, meteorologist with Accuweather, also agrees that the area could get two to four inches of snow Monday.
Unlike the National Weather Service, Edwards said Accuweather is predicting the snow to hit early Monday morning. This means that both the morning and the evening commute could be affected by slippery conditions. Edwards said the snow will go throughout the day.
“I think snow will continue on and off into the evening Monday,” he said.
Edwards said the weather could warm up causing a change to rain Monday night.
“It could change over to some sleet and freezing rain,” he said.
Both meteorologist agree that at this point, the amount of snow could change depending on the tracking of the storm.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org