Up to 10 inches of snow possible

Heavy snow predicted

Central Pennsylvania is in the bullseye of this winter storm.

The National Weather Service’s latest forecast has northern Clinton, Centre, Lycoming and Sullivan counties getting 7 to 10 inches of the white stuff. That means they predict lesser amounts in the valleys, but if anything, this storm is proving to be unpredictable.

The Winter Storm Warning in effect through Friday morning advises that “total snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are expected.”

It goes on: “From 10 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday, heavy snow will move in from the south during the late morning and continue at varying intensities through the day and this evening, possibly mixing with sleet at times near and to the east of route 15. A brief period of freezing rain is possible. The precipitation will likely end as a second period of heavy snow tonight into early Friday.”

Motorists are urged to get off the roads and delay travel throughout Thursday.