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Light snowstorm predicted for the Tri-State area

February 04, 2012|By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com

A light snowstorm that is predicted to hit the Tri-State area overnight might make roads a little slick for drivers this Sunday.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Carrie Suffern said Saturday afternoon that a storm might drop an inch of snow before sunrise Sunday.

Erin Wolfe, Hagerstown communications manager, said the city Public Works Department was monitoring the storm.

“If the weather should worsen, they’ll send the (salt-truck) crews as appropriate,” she said.

Suffern said a weather front that brought a mixture of rain and snow Saturday afternoon was expected to move out and make way for another front bringing snow overnight.

“It’s going to be mostly snow,” Suffern said. “We’re expecting up to an inch. That’s mostly going to be at higher elevations.”

Suffern said the snow should stop falling at about 8 a.m. Sunday and stick mostly to grassy surfaces. Although sunny skies and high temperatures in the 40s will melt the snow throughout the day, roads likely will be slick early on.

She said another snow system might come through later in the week, but it’s too early to tell.

Suffern said today’s low will be in the 20s, with temperatures climbing into the 50s on Monday and dropping to 30 degrees later that night.

Tuesday’s temperatures will reach a high in the upper 40s and a low in the upper 20s, Suffern said.

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