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Heavy snowfall is expected through much of Wednesday morning in York County.

National Weather Service meteorologist Michael Colbert said about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, that snow had already started falling in the York area, and is expected to go until about noon. 

During that time period there could be heavy snowfall rates of between 1 and 2 inches an hour. Colbert said it is more likely that it will be an inch an hour.

The weather service is expecting between 4 and 7 inches of snow Wednesday morning.

That precipitation will become sleet and freezing rain in the afternoon, according to Colbert.

“On top of that snow, this afternoon you’ll probably see up to a tenth of an inch to a glaze of ice,” he said.

Rain is expected throughout most of afternoon hours, he said, adding that it will likely taper off late Wednesday or early Thursday morning.

The weather service issued a winter storm warning for York County. The warning will end at 6 a.m. Thursday. 

Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Dauphin, Lebanon, Cumberland, Adams and Lancaster counties are included in the alert.

Colbert said temperatures are expected to warm up Thursday. 

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