Winter storm warning: 4-8 inches of snow possible through Wednesday

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

York County could see more than half a foot of snow as a storm system moves into the area Tuesday, March 6.

A snowblower operator cuts in to the heavy snow in Congress Park during a snow storm, Friday, March, 2 2018, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. A major nor'easter packing wet, heavy snow has sent tree limbs crashing down, left more than 150,000 customers without power and closed schools across upstate New York. (Skip Dickstein/The Albany Times Union via AP)

Snow will begin sometime late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning and continue through Wednesday night, according to Joe Ceru, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College, Pennsylvania.

“The further east you go, like Hellam (Township), there’s a potential to receive more snow than in Dover,” he said

So far, Ceru said, it’s hard to estimate how strong winds will be Wednesday, but he added there is a potential for blowing snow.

The weather service has issued a winter storm warning, which is lasts from midnight Tuesday until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Heavy snow is possible, with accumulations of 4-8 inches in some areas, according to the weather service. 

Localized amounts of up to 10 inches could also happen. 

Lancaster, Dauphin, Lebanon and Schuylkill counties also are included in the watch. The heaviest snow is expected along and east of the Interstate 81 and Interstate 83 corridor, the weather service said.

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With just two weeks left in winter, York County is set to finish with a below-average snowfall total.

Season to date, York County has received 18.1 inches, Ceru said, while a typical winter season brings 26 inches to York County.