From Mirror staff reports
A snowstorm rolling in this morning will likely last all day, bringing as much as 8 inches to the region before it departs, forecasters said Tuesday.
Developing in the morning with what National Weather Service Meteorologist John LaCorte called moderate-to-heavy snowfall, the system could mix with sleet and freezing rain in some areas, he said.
Those living north of Altoona can expect slightly more snow, while those to the southeast may get less; 6 inches is the expected average, LaCorte said.
Temperatures aren't likely to vary far from the freezing mark. The service's online forecast for Altoona indicates a 29-degree high and a 26-degree low for today.
Winds will likely come in 25-to-30-mph gusts - not a terribly high speed, LaCorte said. Snow will be a bigger concern than the wind, he noted.
A National Weather Service winter storm warning for today to Thursday morning covers the Alleghenies and a wide swath of western Pennsylvania. The warning states that freezing rain could bring sheets of surface ice in some areas.
The storm is set to leave the region late tonight, LaCorte said.