Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Lehigh Valley
Two to four inches of snow are possible Wednesday into Thursday along with gusty winds, according to the National Weather Service.
According to the calendar, there are six more weeks of autumn, but somebody apparently forgot to tell Mother Nature.
November has barely begun and the Lehigh Valley is already under a winter weather advisory.
On Wednesday morning National Weather Service predicted snow will start after 1 p.m. with a daytime snow accumulation of two to four inches possible. It will be breezy with a north wind 14 to 22 mph with gusts as high as 37 mph.
According to the National Weather Service, snow and sleet will start before 10 p.m. Wednesday followed by rain and sleet with a low temperature around 32. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible.
With the snow and wind predicted there may be limbs snapped and some trees may come down. Slippery spots are expected to develop on secondary roads this afternoon and even the main arteries can become slick by mid or late afternoon toward sunset.
On Thursday, the National Weather Service said there will be a "chance of rain and snow showers before 10 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected."
Since temperatures are expected to be borderline for frozen precipitation, "treated roadways should remain mostly ice free," it added.
The precipitation will be associated with a coastal storm that is also expected to impact areas recently devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
High winds associated with Sandy brought down hundreds of trees and power lines in the Lehigh Valley, and resulted in widespread power outages that lasted for up to a week in some places.