The forecast leading up to today just didn't seem possible.
Snow, and it wasn't even Halloween yet.
As if promises of a tease of a snowfall weren't enough, updated forecasts called for several inches.
But would it really happen?
The region had its answer as snow fell by morning. The snow was plentiful and it was heavy, so much so that by late morning the weight was pulling down electrical lines, causing minor fires and power outages. At 3 p.m., PPL was reporting nearly 5,900 in Lower Macungie Township were without power. (For current power-outage information, click here.)
The National Weather Service refers to the snowfall as a "major early season winter storm." The region can expect 8-12 inches of snow, tapering off between 10 p.m. and midnight. Temperatures are expected to be in the low 30s with winds at 10-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.