As spring beckons, snow threatens

Updated at 5 p.m. with decrease in expected snowfall

Mother Nature is threatening to blanket those emerging crocuses and daffodils with a reminder that winter isn’t over, according to the National Weather Service.

Winterthur's colorful March Bank could receive a blanket of snow this weekend. Bob Leitch photo courtesy of Winterthur,

Winterthur's colorful March Bank display could receive a significant coating of snow this weekend. Bob Leitch photo courtesy of Winterthur

A Nor’easter could impact the region Saturday night, March 19, into Sunday, March 20, with a potential for accumulating, heavy wet snow over portions of the region. Saturday night’s low temperature is predicted to hit 31.

Uncertainty remains as to where the axis of heaviest snowfall will occur, weather officials said, adding that no watches or warnings have been issued yet, officials said.

But area residents might want to wait before exchanging their snow shovels for trowels. Officials say a 50 percent chance exists that snow will begin Saturday night with a potential for high wind gusts and totals of two to four inches of the white stuff before the storm subsides on Sunday morning.

Snow is expected to be heavy and wet, likely sticking to power lines and trees and creating a potential for localized power outages.


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