NWS predicts bitter cold, then 5 to 9 inches of snow

Sentinel file photo A PennDOT truck plows snow last winter along US 322 in the Lewistown Narrows. Sunday evening, a snowstorm is expected to arrive that will deliver at least six inches to the Juniata Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

LEWISTOWN — Bitter cold followed by a large winter storm is expected to bring severe weather, including a range of five to nine inches of snow to the Juniata Valley this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

On Saturday, the high temperature is expected to be in the low 20s with an overnight low in the single digits, according to the NWS. The severe cold is also expected to bring sub-zero wind chills.

The NWS has issued a winter storm watch for the area that goes into effect Sunday afternoon and remains in effect until Monday afternoon.

The NWS is predicting heavy snowfall Sunday night into Monday morning that will accumulate between five and nine inches. AccuWeather is calling for anywhere between six and 10 inches of snow for the area.

The winter storm watch also says snow could mix with ice at some point Sunday night, making travel even more treacherous and that wind gusts in excess of 30 mph are possible.

The NWS advises avoiding any unnecessary travel during the winter storm and for anyone who must travel to drive slowly and allow extra time to reach their destination.


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