DuBois, PA – A snow stormfront will make its way into our area on Thursday, followed by a potentially heavier snow storm on Saturday.

Weather forecast according to Accuweather, brought to you by Advantaclean (updated as of Tuesday morning):

Today, Tuesday, Jan. 15 –

  • High of 27, mix of sun an clouds
  • Low of 23, cloudy with a few snow flurries late

Wednesday, Jan. 16 –

  • High of 33, cloudy and breezy with a couple of snow flurries
  • Low of 14, mostly cloudy

Thursday, Jan. 17 –

  • High of 29, cloudy with a bit of snow in the afternoon; little to no accumulation
  • Low of 26, snow at time, accumulating an inch or two; storm total snowfall of 1-3 inches

Friday, Jan. 18 –

  • High of 34, cloudy with a snow shower
  • Low of 19, low clouds, then perhaps some clearing

Saturday, Jan. 20 –

  • High of 32, cloudy, afternoon snow of varying rates
  • Low of 12, overcast, chance of snow; there is potential for a major winter storm

Sunday, Jan. 21 –

  • High of 17, remaining cloudy with a chance for a couple of snow showers
  • Low of -6, low clouds then perhaps some clearing; a couple of snow showers, windy and frigid

***

PennDOT recommends that you stay off of the road if possible during any heavy storm. However, here are some tips if you do have to travel:

When you do get on the road, make sure that your vehicle is entirely cleaned off. Not only do you need to be able to see out of the front and back windshields and see your mirrors, but the layer of snow also has to be cleaned off of your car’s roof, hood, and trunk.

If snow or ice falls off of your car and causes another person to crash, you could be charged.

Other safety tips for PennDOT:

Take it slow. The speed limit is the fastest speed that you should go in optimal conditions. That means that whenever it’s snowy or icy, you need to be traveling substantially slower. Give yourself the extra seconds to react if something happens.

Give yourself plenty of room between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you. Again, you need time and space to react if the other vehicle stops, swerves, or does something unexpected.

Turn on your headlights. This is not just so you can see where you’re going, but also so other drivers can see your vehicle.

Avoid distractions, especially your cell phone. Keep your eyes on the roadway.

Always wear your seat belt. Among drivers and front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of serious injury by 50 percent. Seat belts prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected during a crash. People not wearing a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash.

PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

Most area schools are closed today or have 2-hour delays. Click Here to see the full list for Operation Snow Watch, brought to you by Greg Cranmer-State Farm.