Updated forecast - Tri-City snow likely as temperatures drop


There were warnings that the snow is expected to heavier and wetter because of the warmer temperatures which could lead to branches coming down on power lines. Areas closer to I-95 will experience some mixing along with the snow.

The rain threat is high and will reach its peak in coverage and intensity by early Wednesday. In Rhode Island, a ceremony planned for Sunday to mark the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people was postponed until May 20 because of the expected snowstorm. A cold blast of snow is on its way. The low will be about minus 6 degrees. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

As of shortly before noon on Saturday, forecasters were expecting the Harrisburg region to receive 3 to 6 inches of snow. Southeast wind to 8 miles per hour, gusting to 13 miles per hour. The normal daytime high for this time of year continues to creep up, now at 26 degrees. Light and variable wind.

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The Baltimore-Washington corridor may see light snow accumulation, but mainly rain is now expected. South wind 7 to 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. About an inch is possible. Overnight the rain will come back. Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 43.

Tuesday night: Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Many will be on the lower end, though.

Thursday night: A chance of showers. Temperatures will head toward the middle to upper 30s this evening ahead of our round of snow. In the immediate metro region, the start time is likely between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. South southwest wind 14 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. West winds 10 - 20 miles per hour. Skies will remain partly sunny, with a high near 36. The high will be near 66, with a south wind of 9 to 17 map, becoming northwest in the afternoon.