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Lancaster under Winter Storm Watch

Lancaster will see snow tomorrow but how much remains a question. The National Weather Service (NWS) placed Lancaster under a Winter Storm Watch earlier this morning. The Watch calls for heavy snow on Tuesday.

The NWS predicts a “fast moving but potent” storm. The storm is expected to bring snow to the area late tonight into Tuesday evening.

“There is the possibility of six inches or more of accumulation along the Maryland border and into the Harrisburg Metro Area,” warns the NWS.

In contrast, WGAL-TV this morning predicted only two to four inches in the Lancaster area. Northern areas, including Harrisburg, are likely to see less using this forecast.

S&S Storm Chasing and Forecasting Team late last night predicted this has the potential to become a major snowstorm for Central Pennsylvania and for first responders to monitor the system closely.

Power outages

Heavy snow can weigh down and break limbs. When those limbs fall onto power lines, it can cause power outages. PPL Electric Utilities is prepared to quickly and safely respond to customers who may lose service due to accumulating ice and snow. If you lose power, please report your outage by calling 1-800-DIAL-PPL (342-5775) or visiting our online Outage Center at www.pplelectric.com/outage. PPL relies on customers to tell us about outages. The website also has tips to prepare for stormy weather and other information.

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