Second Coastal Storm To Dump 6 To 8 Inches Of Snow

A snow-covered barn on Penns Park Road in Wrightstown in January.
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A late-winter nor’easter – the second in just a week – is expected to bring several inches of heavy wet snow to the Newtown area.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service said Lower Bucks County could see between 6 to 8 inches of snow. They warned the snow will be of the wet and heavy variety that is a pain to shovel and easily collects on trees and wires.

The precipitation could start as rain Tuesday evening and change to snow by Wednesday. The storm is predicted to also bring winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts as high as 40 mph. Snow will end by Wednesday night.

A Winter Storm Warning was issued for the county.

“Snowfall tonight through Wednesday evening will be a heavy, wet snow, and could result in downed trees and power lines, along with additional power outages. Travel will be difficult, if not impossible, especially for the Wednesday evening commute,” forecasters said during a Tuesday morning briefing.

Forecasters said that the snow and winds could cause power outages.

The latest coastal storm comes days after a storm system brought high winds that knocked out power to thousands of people in the area. A few remaining customers were still in the dark Tuesday morning.

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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: Phone: 215-431-1001