New Hope-Lambertville Area To Get Light Snow, Heavy Rain This Weekend

Brace for a blend of light snow and rain this weekend in the New Hope-Lambertville area.

File photo.

The weekend will come with a chance of light snowfall and heavy rain rain.

The New Hope-Lambertville area should expect between 1 to 1.5 inches of rain from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, according to National Weather Service forecasters.

A National Weather Service (NWS) briefing on Friday morning indicated that Central Bucks County and Hunterdon County might see some snow accumulations reaching up to 2 inches.

“Precipitation may begin or end as wet snow near I-95, but with little to no accumulation,” stated a National Weather Service briefing on Friday morning.

The National Weather Service’s regional forecast office posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that snow enthusiasts in Philadelphia might be disappointed.

“Our latest forecast has only a 3% chance of seeing 1″ or more of snowfall. So the snow drought should continue. There will be some wet snow to start, but not enough for an inch,” they shared on Friday.

A snow plow loading up in a salt barn. File photo.

Ahead of the expected weekend storm, forecasters warned of isolated minor flooding in low-lying and areas with poor drainage.

The Delaware River, particularly in Bristol Borough and extending to Trenton, may experience spotty minor flooding. However, no significant flooding is forecasted for the New Hope-Lambertville area.

Additionally, the region is set to experience strong winds, with gusts reaching up to 28 mph starting Saturday afternoon and continuing through the night.

While Central Bucks County is not expected to receive significant snowfall, the Poconos region is bracing for a more substantial snow event as forecasts predict up to a foot of snow.

Bucks County has experienced brief periods of snow and light accumulation over the past two years, but it has not witnessed a major snowfall.

Experts attribute the lack of snow in recent winters to the influence of La Niña, leading to cooler conditions in the eastern Pacific Ocean that have altered the jet stream’s path and spared the Northeast from more severe winter storms.

David Robinson, a geography professor at Rutgers University and the New Jersey state climatologist, linked the absence of significant snow in Northeast partly to human-induced climate change in a spring 2023 Associated Press article.

Forecasters warned of a strong storm expected to hit the region next Tuesday through Wednesday. It is expected to bring strong winds and several inches of heavy rainfall, potentially leading to flooding.

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