Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lancaster County is getting off to a slow start this morning in the wake of the snowstorm that dropped 6.5 to 7 inches of snow overnight.
In addition, wind chills dipped below zero.
Most local school districts closed, and the Lancaster County Courthouse was opening 2 hours late.
One institution, Ephrata‘s Green Dragon farmer’s market, announced Thursday it was closed Friday.
Millersville University meteorologist Eric Horst, who initially had predicted 2 to 5 inches, upped his forecast to 4 to 7 inches late Thursday. Friday morning, he said most of the county got 6.5 to 7 inches of snow.
The next storm will arrive later in the day Sunday. It might start as a mix, but then go all liquid on Sunday night. Northwest of Philadelphia, you could see a prolonged period of a wintry mix.
In the wake of that storm, another bitterly cold airmass will invade the region on Monday and Tuesday, and temperatures on Tuesday might actually turn out COLDER than today with highs of 10-15 degrees.
However, I will leave you with some good news. We could see milder temperatures by mid-January as the January thaw tries to kick in.