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Montco Issues a Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service says those in Montgomery County, Pa. should expect some snow in the coming day with Winter Storm Nemo.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Saturday. The storm in the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania is expected to bring between four and eight inches of snow.

 "Heavy snow" and a "possible trace of ice" is expected in the storm.

We may even see a rare winter thunderstorm, as two weather fronts collide to form what the Weather Service has called "Winter Storm Nemo."

"Any snow Friday morning will change rain during the daylight hours then back to heavy snow late in the day Friday or Friday evening," said the NWS. "One to two inches-per-hour accumulations are possible for a couple of hours Friday night. Northerly winds will gust to 30 mph causing blowing and drifting. There is a small chance of a thunderstorm with the snow."

Montgomery County should not be as badly hit as areas further northeast.

"This region is probably going to be on the edge of the heavy snow, and amounts may vary from what is currently expected," said the NWS alert.

Area residents are asked to stay indoors when possible.

"[The storm] will make travel very hazardous or impossible," said the NWS.

Follow updated conditions on Weather.com or view the video here.

Rick350 February 09, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Yawn. Its winter, it gets cold. it snows, tho not nearly as much as it used to. And in the summer, it gets hot. If we lived in say S Carolina, this snow is a big deal. I actually think the local weather people are disappointed we didn't get what happened in New England.
Curmudgeon February 09, 2013 at 12:41 PM
@Ruth: aren't you tired of the overhype?? closing schools the day before anything happens, scaring people, when the forcasters can't even predict 12 hours from now. Weatherforcasting is the only profession where if you guess you'd be as accurate as the professionals. I'm tired of 24 hour coverage of nothing. Sancy was a whole lot different. This is just a snowstorm. We get them most winters. It melts!!!
Ruth February 09, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Hi Rick and Curmudgeon, I do not consider it overkill!! That is because of Sandy. You did not get the worse part of the snow. What about the other states, how are they doing? I'll bet George Washington would have loved to have had a weather forecaster when he was caught by that horrible storm at Valley Forge. I am glad that you and my family are safe here.
Ruth February 09, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Hi Everyone, I know that you are all having fun. I am glad for you!! The Lehigh valley only got 16 inches of nice fluffy snow.
Marie Crawford February 21, 2013 at 10:22 PM
We barely got enough to make a decent snowball.

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