A snowstorm will continue to affect northeastern Pennsylvania with major disruptions to travel and daily activities into Thursday night.
The storm has the potential to bring the heaviest snowfall of the winter to part of the area, especially from the valley cities on south and east. Increasing wind Thursday afternoon and night will cause blowing and drifting snow.
After a lull in the storm for a time in some areas Thursday afternoon, another period of snow will swing in from the southwest Thursday night. The snow at night could again cover roads that were cleared off.
Total snowfall will tend to diminish farther to the north and west with this coastal storm. Areas north and west of Binghamton, N.Y., and Williamsport, Pa., may get only a light accumulation.
In some areas, the combination of the weight of the snow and a wind picking up will cause sporadic power outages.
This storm will finally depart later Thursday night, but disruptions to travel and daily activities may continue on Valentine's Day.
There is a chance another storm with snow affects the area during Friday night into Saturday.
A thaw is forecast later next week.
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