Weather forecasters are telling us to brace for a second and third storm already moving toward the Oil Region, and prepared to dump more snow onto areas which already received up to 20 inches of accumulation over the weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, effective from noon Tuesday through 4:00 AM Thanksgiving Day with accumulations of over a foot of snow possible in some places.
The warnings actually covers two storms, one of which arrives from the south at about midday Tuesday. That system is to be followed by another “lake effect” storm coming in from the northwest.
The NWS forecast for Venango County has called for the possibilities of one-to-three inches of accumulation during the day Tuesday, with five-to-nine inches of snow, plus sleet, possible Tuesday night and another one-to-three inches possible on Wednesday.
We do not expect to see much sunshine until at least late morning on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.
The Weather Service reminds us that a Winter Storm Warning also means heavy snowfall will make travel dangerous. If you must venture out at all, use extreme caution on roads and highways.