Chances Of Snow Squalls, Snow Storms This Week

Snow is in the forecast for the area.

People walk along a snow Main Street in New Hope Borough in early January.
Credit: Tom Sofield/

The region has the chance for multiple snow events this week.

The National Weather Service warned on Sunday of possible snow squalls throughout the morning and afternoon. Any accumulations would be of less than half an inch.

Squalls are known for their rapid onset and could lead to rapidly deteriorating conditions. Forecasters cautioned that these brief but intense bursts of heavy snowfall could result in treacherous road conditions, advising driver to avoid travel during the squalls.

The squalls would come as an Arctic cold front is expected to sweep through the area, bringing with it winds that could reach speeds of up to 50 mph.

The region, which has experienced a notable lack of snowfall in recent winters, is also preparing for a more significant snow event from Monday night into Tuesday. Current predictions estimate 1 to 3 inches of snow.

A Solebury Township public works crews truck being loaded with salt. File photo.
Credit: Solebury police

Later in the week, there is potential for additional snowfall, but forecasters have yet to provide specific details.

The series of potential snow events follows a period of heavy rainfall in December and January.

The forecast for the week from the National Weather Service:

Sunday: A chance of snow showers between 11am and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, then becoming sunny late, with a high near 40. Windy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night: Snow likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tuesday: Snow likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 27.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Friday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

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