Health & Wellness

Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain Heads for Montco

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According to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., the reading area is currently under a “Winter Weather Advisory.” Areas of Montgomery County are expected to remain under the advisory until 1 p.m. on Monday.

The service forecasts that the area will receive from one to three inches of snow, with up to a tenth of an inch of ice on top of it.

“Snow is expected to move into the region late [Sunday],” said the alert. “[Snow] will then mix with and change to sleet and freezing rain late [Sunday] night before changing to mostly rain around daybreak Monday.”

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Those expecting to travel in the timeframes mentioned should use extreme caution.

“[Expect] hazardous travel conditions [Sunday] night into Monday morning, with impacts to the Monday morning commute,” said the NWS.

In addition to the precipitation, Montgomery County residents can expect wind gusts from the southeast, according to the NWS, ranging from 5 to 10 mph, with gusts up to 20 mph.

“Temperatures [will be] rising into the lower to mid 30s Monday morning,” said the advisory. “[Temperatures] then falling through the 20s Monday afternoon into the evening.”

In preparation for the storm, the National Weather Services warns area communities to stay put where and when you can.

“A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties,” said the alerts. “Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. Use caution while driving.”

Despite how it may look from indoors, the service warned residents to avoid hitting the roadways where possible.

“It does not take much ice to result in slippery conditions on untreated surfaces, especially bridges and overpasses,” said the NWS.

For more information on the changing weather, stay tuned into TAP or visit the National Weather Services’ website here. Both TAP sites in North Penn and Lower Providence will also keep up to date on the latest closings, delays or cancellations resulting from the storm. To update your community events, email mtreacy@tapinto.net, and we'll share it with our readers.

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