Snow to hit northwest Pennsylvania

Christopher Dornblaser

While the York area itself won't experience any snow this weekend, Yorkers heading northwest for an extended Thanksgiving break will likely run into some adverse weather conditions.

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Paul Head, meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS), said snowfall is expected to hit the northwest region of Pennsylvania Saturday night, and depending on the location, could see anywhere from two inches to 10 inches of snow.

Head said the area of Lake Erie, in Erie County, will be hit the hardest.

“Within 20 miles of the lake they will get the heaviest snow tonight,” he said Saturday, adding that several inches of snow are expected.

“If they’re heading up toward Buffalo, Erie, or Cleveland, definitely have snow tires on their cars,” Head said.


According to the NWS, snow showers are expected to hit the region Sunday night and continue into Monday. For those looking to travel in the area this weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday, Head urged caution.

“If they’re traveling, then avoid the areas to the northwest if they can, or wait until Monday,” he said,

In York County, snowfall in November might seem too early, however, Head said the snow is right on time for the northwest region of the state.

On Saturday in York, the high will be 67 and the low will be 36, according to the NWS.

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