Worst of Winter Storm Stella expected to end before Wednesday commute
The brunt of Winter Storm Stella should be over well before the start of Wednesday's morning commute, according to the National Weather Service in State College.
Steady snowfall is expected to end around much of the midstate by 8 p.m. Tuesday, with showers overnight resulting in less than an inch of additional accumulation, according to the National Weather Service.
The snow could continue to blow across roads through Thursday, and cold temperatures are expected to stick around for the remainder of the work week. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs of 27 degrees Wednesday, 32 degrees Thursday and 37 degrees Friday.
Winter Storm Stella brought the midstate's first significant snowfall of the season, dropping as much as 2 inches of snow per hour early Tuesday around Harrisburg, according to the National Weather Service. Accumulation had already exceeded a foot by noon.
Many midstate municipalities declared snow emergencies starting Monday night, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation lowered speed limits and placed other restrictions on major roadways. Gov. Tom Wolf also urged drivers to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
If the forecast holds true, though, many employees will likely find themselves digging out for Wednesday's commute, and city residents taking advantage of free snow emergency parking areas might need to move their cars come morning.
We asked our snowed-in reporters and readers to share their Winter Storm Stella photos with us on social media.
Leo, a golden doodle residing in Central Pennsylvania, shared his snowy adventure on Instagram:
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