Transportation Weather

Newtown Area To See Snow, Ice


Snow - file photo

Snow – file photo

Snow and ice are a concern as a wintry mix is forecasted to move into the area Friday night and Saturday.

Lower Bucks County is slated to receive 1 to 2 inches of snow with the system and will likely see icing Saturday, according to the National Weather Service’s Mt. Holly, New Jersey, Office.

Snow is expected to begin late Friday night and fall into Saturday morning before changing over to a mix of sleet and freezing rain before temperatures rise above freezing.

Hazardous travel conditions are possible Friday through Saturday as the system moves through, forecasters said.

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for the area in advance of the precipitation.

PennDOT trucks were seen out on state roads putting down a coating of brine Friday.

Forecast from the National Weather Service:

Friday Night: Snow, mainly after midnight. Low around 22. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 10am, then rain between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of drizzle after 1pm. High near 41. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 46 by 8pm. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday: Showers. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 58. Southwest wind 15 to 17 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind 7 to 14 mph.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama’s visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he’s not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there’s one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001