Latest wintry mix could make for messy commute

LEWISTOWN – The trek both to and from work today could be a messy one for motorists throughout southern and parts of northeastern Pennsylvania.

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a winter weather advisory in effect until 4 p.m. today. The storm is expected to bring a mixture of rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow in an area stretching from southwestern Pennsylvania east to the Philadelphia area and north to the Pocono Mountains. The local counties affected by this advisory include Mifflin, Juniata, Snyder, Huntingdon and Perry.

The advisory states that snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches is possible. A mix of rain and snow starting late Sunday night is expected to changeover to all snow in the early morning. The heaviest snow is expected this morning, with snowfall gradually tapering off from west to east by this afternoon.

Motorists should expect hazardous travel conditions due to snow covered roads and reduced visibility. The period of most intense snow will coincide with the morning rush hour commute, which will likely create additional travel problems