The weather forecast for Erie, Pennsylvania is calling for snow through Saturday night

The weather forecast for Erie, Pennsylvania is calling for snow through Saturday night

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Erie County has a long way to go to reach average snowfall for this time of year.

The weather for the rest of this week could provide some help.

The National Weather Service in Cleveland expects 60% or more of snow Wednesday night into Saturday, with 10 inches or more of new snow possible.

The high winds that have battered the county over the past week should also fade, as should the bitter low temperatures and wind chills.

Erie County monthly and seasonal snowfall totals

Erie International Airport recorded 5.2 inches of new snow Tuesday — your experience may vary — bringing January’s snowfall total to 7.6 inches. The average snowfall through Jan. 16 is 17.3 inches, according to weather service records dating back to 1873.

Since Dec. 1, the airport has had only 9 inches of snow. The normal value is 43.6 inches, although the total in 2023 was less than that, 8.6 inches.

The region could begin to reduce this deficit in the coming days.

Related: Several school districts in northwestern Pennsylvania are postponing the start of Wednesday classes

Snow forecast for Erie County

The weather service says moderate to heavy snow will likely fall Thursday into Friday in multiple waves, with lake-like snow likely in the snow belt Friday night into Saturday night.

There is a slight chance of snow on Wednesday, as the high temperature will be near 20 degrees but the wind will reach 14 below zero. Southwest winds at 20 mph reaching 34 mph at times. The wind chill warning is scheduled to expire around noon.

There is a 60% chance of snow overnight Wednesday, especially after 2 a.m. An inch of new snow is likely.

Come Thursday, the chance of snow increases to 90%, with a possible accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. The height will be about 24.

There is a varying chance of snow Thursday night, and Friday is likely after 2 a.m., dropping another inch to 2 inches in some areas. The minimum will be around 22.

There is a 100% chance of snow on Friday, when 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected and the high will be around 27 degrees.

Snow will likely fall before 8pm, then mainly snow before 2am, and the low will be near 12.

Snow showers are possible Saturday into early Sunday. The largest is 22 and the smallest is 17.

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