Forecasters: 1 to 3 inches of snow on the way

Sean Philip Cotter

Forecasters say 1 to 3 inches of snow will fall on York County between Saturday and Sunday nights, but traveling conditions shouldn't be bad.

The snow will start Saturday night and may last into Sunday evening , said AccuWeather meteorologist Alyson Hoegg.

"With how warm it’s been, any snow accumulation on roads is going to be hard to come by," she said. "Ground temperatures are very warm by this point."

So that means not much will stick on roadways, she said.

"Even if you guys see a couple of inches on the grass, you guys can still go out and drive" without much of an issue, she said.

She said some rain likely will mix into the snow during the day on Sunday.

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She said temperatures will be "seasonable" — high 30s and low 40s — for a few days after that before getting warmer again.

The National Weather Service predicts a little less snow, more in the range of 1 to 2 inches, said meteorological technician Tony Mach.

Hoegg said the storm will drop more snow to the east and to the north, drawing moisture from the ocean and bringing wet, heavy snow to New Jersey up to northern New England, which could see up to a foot.

For a few hours on Thursday, the NWS had a "hazardous weather outlook" for much of Pennsylvania, warning that the breezy conditions could exacerbate brush fires, Mach said. He said it was especially severe west of York County.

Hoegg said conditions likely are going to be windy and dry until it snows.

"That creates an elevated risk for brush fires," she said.

— Reach Sean Cotter or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.