Winter weather is headed toward the Easton area for the start of our work week.
A mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain should impact our area beginning sometime Monday afternoon, and looks to impact the evening commute. Around the valley cities (Bethlehem, Easton, Phillipsburg), expect around an inch or two of snow before a changeover to sleet, ice, and all rain by Monday evening. In northern areas, namely in and around the Slate Belt, 2-4" of snow is possible, and the switch to all rain may not occur until Tuesday AM. In all areas, snow should begin light in intensity, and then increase to a moderate snow before any changeover to sleet or freezing rain. Expect about an inch of liquid from this system. As of now, impacts on streams and creeks looks minimal.
Here is the NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook for Northampton (PA) and Warren (NJ) counties:
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BETWEEN 11 AM AND 4 PM MONDAY AND ACCUMULATE AN INCH OR TWO BEFORE CHANGING TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN EARLY MONDAY EVENING AND THEN TO NON FREEZING RAIN SOMETIME DURING MONDAY NIGHT. TIMING OF THE TEMPERATURE WARMING ABOVE 32 DEGREES MONDAY NIGHT IS UNCERTAIN. THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE THAT ELEVATIONS SEE FREEZING RAIN LINGER TIL 6AM TUESDAY.
A GLAZE OF UP TO A TENTH OR TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH IS POSSIBLE MONDAY NIGHT.