3 to 6 inches of snow possible for York County Saturday

Yorkers should not put their shovels away just yet.

While York County saw temperatures reach the 60s Thursday, Feb. 15, forecasters are anticipating temperatures to drop by Saturday, Feb. 17, accompanied by significant snowfall. 

Jordan Root, meteorologist for AccuWeather in State College, said the heaviest snow could fall Saturday evening through the first half of Saturday night. He said snow is expected to start hitting the area about 4 p.m.

“Saturday evening, Saturday night — we’re looking at 3 to 6 inches there in York,” he said.

Aaron Tyburski, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College, said the York County area could see snow starting Saturday and going into early Sunday, Feb. 18.


Tyburski said Thursday that it was too early for the National Weather Service to have an estimated snowfall inch count.

Both meteorologists said snow will likely go into Sunday morning. Root said the snowfall will likely subside by dawn on Sunday.

“The bulk of the snow is going to come Saturday night," Root said.

Tyburski said a cold front will hit the area Friday, Feb. 16, and a low-pressure area over the south-central plains is tracking toward the mid-Atlantic states Saturday.

"It looks like Pennsylvania, York County, south central Pennsylvania, should stay in the cold air enough to get some snow late in the day Saturday," he said.

Tyburski said those driving Sunday morning should allow extra travel time because of the snow.

Root warned that temperatures will drop below freezing Saturday night, and any untreated roads might be slippery.

 — Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.