Spring is expected to start with snow.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service said a nasty winter storm is set to settle over the area Tuesday (the first day of spring) through Wednesday. Heavy snow and strong winds are expected to fall across Lower Bucks County and the surrounding region.
The area is expected to see 8 to 12 inches of snow between Tuesday evening and Wednesday evening. The storm could start as a wintry mix Tuesday evening and transition of all snow late Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. Snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour could happen Wednesday as the winds blow at to 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high 40 mph.
“The snow will be wet and heavy, difficult to shovel, and it will collect on trees and wires,” forecasters said.
Due to the fact the storm is a nor’easter, a threat of some minor flooding extends as far north as the Delaware River in Falls Township, forecasters noted.
A Winter Storm Warning was issued for Lower Bucks County in advance of the storm.
In the past three weeks, three nor’easters have struck Lower Bucks County, knocking out power for thousands and dumping more than a foot of snow.
Tuesday would not be the first time it snowed on the first day of spring. In 2015, the region saw several inches of snow on the first day of spring.