Thursday, April 4, 2013
Windy, dry conditions mean there's an increased risk of wildfires Thursday afternoon and evening.
The Lehigh Valley is at enhanced risk of wildfires through Thursday evening because of windy, dry conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will not be as high as they've been the past few days but low humidity and dry fuel for fires still pose a hazard. Tonight, the Weather Service says there is a slight chance of rain or sleet after 3 a.m. The forecast for Friday is cloudy with a chance of rain and a high in the los 50s.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
One to three inches of snow is expected Monday, the National Weather Service says.
Don't put away those snow shovels yet. A spring snowstorm could be on the way Sunday night and Monday. The National Weather Service said an early spring winter storm is expected to arrive Sunday night, bringing 1 to 3 inches of snow Monday. Check back with Patch for updates.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The storm that's been talked about since Friday now looks like it will bring us a few inches of snow on Wednesday.
First, the impending storm was called a potential "atmospheric bomb" that could dump one to feet of snow on eastern Pennsylvania. Now, the storm is having the most significant impact south and west of the Lehigh Valley The National Weather Service has adjusted its winter weather advisory for the Lehigh Valley including the Allentown area for 7 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. (Advisory was originally scheduled through 3 a.m. Thursday) Highlights include: A Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snow may make travel difficult. Be prepared for slippery roads.
Friday, March 1, 2013
An Accuweather forecaster says we could get buried or dodge a bullet depending on how a winter storm develops next week.
The mid-Atlantic region including the Lehigh Valley is prime territory for a winter storm that could turn into a blizzard —or blow out to sea, according to Accuweather. This potential "atmospheric bomb" is just something to keep an eye on so far. Forecasters say they'll get a better handle on the potential for a major winter storm as the track develops over the weekend. The storm is brewing now in the Pacific and will travel cross country in coming days. Accuweather Senior Meteorlogist Alex Sosnowski writes, Once the storm reaches the Atlantic coast Wednesday into Thursday (March 6-7), conditions at most levels in the nearby atmosphere and well away from the storm throughout North America will favor explosive development. At this point, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
We're braced for the winter storm, but it has been downgraded even though it's getting a little slippery out there.
A major winter storm predicted to hit the Northeast and New England today into Saturday and Macungie, Lower Mac and Alburtis could get six to 10 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. The worst of the storm will hit tonight with heavy blowing snow expected. The National Weather Service says: "As much as one to two feet of snow is forecast from the New York City metro area to Maine, with localized heavier amounts possible. This, in addition to wind gusts as high as 60-75 mph will create significant impacts to transportation and power. Coastal flooding is also possible from Boston northward." WFMZ is also forecasting three or more inches of snow for Bethlehem and areas east and northeast of the city including northern …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The work and school week may end with a wintry mix, according to weather forecasters
Wednesday, February 6
Another winter storm is on the way and it could make for very messy travel on Friday morning. Snow is expected to start falling in Macungie after in the very early hours of Friday around 1 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Snow will be followed by a mix of sleet. freezing rain and rain changing to all rain after 9 a.m. Friday. The precipitation could change back to snow Friday night. Then the storm will clear out leaving sunny skies, blustery breezes and a high of 33 degrees on Saturday. WFMZ also says we can expect a wintry mix Thursday night and Friday with some snow accumulation possible, but Ed Hanna says it's too soon to accurately predict accumulations.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A messy mixture of snow, ice and rain is expected Monday along with sub-freezing temperatures in the morning
A winter storm is on the way and it could make for a messy commute to work or school Monday morning, according to weather forecasters. WFMZ says snow will start around sunrise and continue for a few hours before it changes to rain in late morning or early afternoon. The National Weather Service predicts "rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 3 p.m., then rain and freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet from 3 to 4 p.m., then rain and sleet likely after 4 p.m." We could get about an inch of snow and sleet. Daytime highs will climb into the 40s on Tuesday and 50s on Wednesday but both days will be cloudy and rainy.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The National Weather Service says we could get some snow and sleet Tuesday night into Wednesday.
The forecast has changed, but it still sounds like a night to stay home and catch up on Law & Order reruns: The National Weather Service now says that tonight's forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of snow, possibly mixed with sleet, mainly after 10 p.m. with a low temp around 30. New snow and sleet accumulation of up to 3 inches is possible. On Wednesday, there is an 80 percent chance that rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet will continue before 1 p.m. beforea chance of rain. Little or no ice accumulation is expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Otherwise, daytime highs will remain above freezing until Friday.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Lehigh Valley is enjoying a January thaw this week with temperatures that will climb from the 40s into the 50s.
The National Weather Service says temperatures will climb into the 50s the next few days, giving us a nice respite from the unseasonably cold weather we had over the holidays. The high could hit 57 by Sunday, although skies will be cloudy over the weekend. Here's the forecast: Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 44. West wind 5 to 8 mph. Friday: A chance of rain after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Snow is the forecast again and we could get a few inches on Saturday.
So far this week, we had a white Christmas and a post-Christmas snow and ice storm that led to a tragic accident on Interstate 78. While today will be sunny, snow is in the forecast again with a few inches or more expected Saturday. The National Weather Service says hazardous travel should develop for much of eastern Pennsylvania Saturday morning as snow begins falling around daybreak or shortly after that. Snowfall could range from 2 to 5 inches ending in the afternoon or evening. Daytime temperatures will hover in the low to mid 30s. Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high of 34.