Winter Storm Watch: Snow Accumulation of 4 to 6 Inches in Chester County

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CHESTER COUNTY, PA — A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Chester County from Thursday, February 18, at 4:00 am until Friday, February 19, at 1:00 pm, announced the National Weather Service.

Heavy mixed precipitation is possible in Chester County, with total snow and sleet accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch possible from late tonight through Friday afternoon.

Snow is expected to overspread much of Chester County early Thursday morning, then continue through the day Thursday. The heaviest snow is expected Thursday morning through early Thursday afternoon. Sleet and/or freezing rain will mix in toward later Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. Light wintry precipitation should continue into the daytime hours on Friday.

Expect travel to be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

For the latest road conditions in Chester County, visit the MyChesCo Traffic Center.

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Snow likely, mainly after 5 am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 24. Northeast wind around 5 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Thursday: Snow. High near 28. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Thursday Night: Snow and sleet before 3 am, then snow between 3 am and 4 am, then snow and sleet after 4 am. Low around 26. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Friday: A chance of snow before 2 pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. North wind around 5 mph. The chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Friday Night: A slight chance of snow before 1 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 34.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Monday: Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. The chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 43.

For updated weather information, please visit the MyChesCo Weather Center.

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