Winter storm watch issued

Pretty much all of eastern and central Pennsylvania, and as far west as Altoona, are under a “Winter Storm Watch” that could turn into a warning come Monday or Tuesday in advance of a snow storm.

Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service:

..WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING

THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING…

– HAZARD TYPES…Heavy snow and potential for blowing and

drifting snow.

– SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…There is the potential for 6 inches or more

in the Alleghenies and Laurel Highlands. The central mountains,

Susquehanna Valley, and northeast mountains have the potential

for 10 inches or more of snow.

– TIMING…Snow will move into northwestern PA late Monday

afternoon and into southern PA Monday evening. The snow will

rapidly cover the entire area before midnight. The heaviest snow

will occur Monday night through noon on Tuesday.

– IMPACTS…The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and

may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the

snow on tree limbs and power lines.

– WINDS…Northeast 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Review winter weather safety and preparedness information at

weather.gov/winter.

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