While most of us living south of the Snow Belt saw only a dusting from the season’s first snowfall, some Crawford and Erie County residents are already digging out from more than a half-foot of the white stuff.
Areas near Guys Mills in Crawford County saw seven inches of accumulation — and that was their total by mid-afternoon Thursday. More snow was forecast for the overnight hours.
Snow Belt communities like Union City and Edinboro saw significant accumulations on Wednesday night and Thursday. Weather-related road conditions may have contributed to a fatal automobile accident involving a car and a tanker-trailer on Route 8 just south of Union City on Thursday.
Snow is also forecast for the early morning hours on Friday and for the overnight hours this weekend. Daytime precipitation over the weekend should more likely be in the form of rain.
The forecast for the first half of next week, however, calls for sunshine and temperatures above fifty degrees.