UPDATE: National Weather Service Issues Snow Storm Warning for Area

Accumulations of 4 to 8 inches is possible.

Although there's no snow yet, Butler County remains under a snow storm warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The warning is in effect from 5 a.m. Monday to 2 a.m. Tuesday and calls for residents to be on the lookout for heavy, wet snow. Snow accumulations of between 4 to 8 inches is possible.

According to forecast, the rain falling across the area today will turn into snow.

Forecasters warn the combination of strong winds and the heavy, wet snow has the potential to bring down tree limbs and power lines and may spawn power outages. Winds will be northwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph possible. Temperature will be in the lower to mid 30s.

Visibility on Monday may be reduced to less than one quarter of a mile, the warning said. Motorists are warned to use extreme caution if they venture outside.

The warning also is in effect for Mercer, Venango, Forest, Lawrence, Clarion, Jefferson, Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland and Fayette counties.  Residents may report snow accumulation to the National Weather Service by calling 1-877-633-6772.

Check back with Cranberry Patch for more weather coverage.

What do you think about the winter storm watch issued? When was the last time you remember snow at the end of April? Tell us in the comments.


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