Light dust sets the stage for patchy snow showers on weekends

Residents of western Pennsylvania waking up from a tryptophan-induced turkey coma likely saw a light blanket of snow on the lawn Friday morning.

This is the first of several small patches of snow expected to cross the region over the weekend.

“In northwestern Pennsylvania, closer to Erie and Crawford counties, they are expected for several inches,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Modzelewski. “But outside of the I-80 hallway, where they can get a little bit of it, we probably won’t see much today.”

The forecast for Saturday calls for mostly sunny weather and a high of 38 degrees during the day. Evening hours will bring a 70% chance of precipitation, a mixture of rain and snow depending on location.

“I think for our region tomorrow night should be mostly snow, with maybe a little rain mixing in to the south,” Modzelewski said. “We will have a few areas of snow that will start to move tomorrow night.”

The forecast calls for between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of snow on Saturday, with the same minimum amounts on Sunday.

Monday is expected to be partly sunny with 38 as a maximum once more, and a 40% chance of rain showers and flurries before 9pm, with another turn turning to strictly snow until 1am Tuesday morning.

Patrick Varine is an editor at Tribune-Review. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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