Snowstorm headed our way

STEUBENVILLE – A snowstorm brewing for Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning has the potential to “have a little punch, but not enough to knock us out,” said John Darnley, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Moon Township, Pa.

Darnley said it still was too early today to give an exact forecast, but it looks like rain will turn to snow around 9 p.m. Tuesday and continue as snow through about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service is calling for about 3 inches of snow on the ground by Wednesday morning.

Darnley said March snowstorms can be difficult to predict because the days are longer and there is more sun. He said the amount of sun today could have an impact on where the snow will stick come Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning. He said sunshine will result in roads holding the warmth, resulting in more snow on the grassy areas as compared to the streets.

Darnley said the good news about this storm is there won’t be any freezing rain. He said it will be either rain or snow.

The storm is coming out of Canada, resulting in a lower moisture content for the storm, he said.

Snow is expected off and on for the rest of the week before the temperatures gradually get warmer on Friday and Saturday.