Thursday, April 4, 2013
Windy, dry conditions mean there's an increased risk of wildfires Thursday afternoon and evening.
The Lehigh Valley is at enhanced risk of wildfires through Thursday evening because of windy, dry conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Winds will not be as high as they've been the past few days but low humidity and dry fuel for fires still pose a hazard. Tonight, the Weather Service says there is a slight chance of rain or sleet after 3 a.m. The forecast for Friday is cloudy with a chance of rain and a high in the los 50s.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
One to three inches of snow is expected Monday, the National Weather Service says.
Don't put away those snow shovels yet. A spring snowstorm could be on the way Sunday night and Monday. The National Weather Service said an early spring winter storm is expected to arrive Sunday night, bringing 1 to 3 inches of snow Monday. Check back with Patch for updates.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A winter storm could bring between 2 and 4 inches of snow to Bethlehem on Wednesday.
First, the impending storm was called a potential "atmospheric bomb" that could dump one to feet of snow on eastern Pennsylvania. Then forecasters said the storm would hit significantly south of the Lehigh Valley. Now, the storm track appears clearer and the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Bethlehem beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday and ending at 3 a.m. Thursday. Highlights include: A Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snow may make travel difficult. Be prepared for slippery roads. WFMZ is forecasting one to three inches of snow for the Lehigh Valley.
Friday, March 1, 2013
An Accuweather forecaster says we could get buried or dodge a bullet depending on how a winter storm develops next week.
The mid-Atlantic region including the Lehigh Valley is prime territory for a winter storm that could turn into a blizzard —or blow out to sea, according to Accuweather. This potential "atmospheric bomb" is just something to keep an eye on so far. Forecasters say they'll get a better handle on the potential for a major winter storm as the track develops over the weekend. The storm is brewing now in the Pacific and will travel cross country in coming days. Accuweather Senior Meteorlogist Alex Sosnowski writes, Once the storm reaches the Atlantic coast Wednesday into Thursday (March 6-7), conditions at most levels in the nearby atmosphere and well away from the storm throughout North America will favor explosive development. At this point, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Bethlehem is under a freezing rain advisory through 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Lehigh Valley including Bethlehem is under a freezing rain advisory from 7 p.m. tonight until 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. WFMZ says the storm could affect your commute home today with snow, rain and ice arriving later this afternoon. We could wake up to an icy glaze tomorrow. The Weather Service says: Precipitation is expected to change to rain Saturday and rain could be heavy at times. Sunday will be sunny and warmer with a daytime high in the 40s.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The latest winter storm grazed the Lehigh Valley while hitting New England much harder
We may have dodged a bullet with the the National Weather Service scaling back its snow forecast for Bethlehem as New England gets the brunt of a major winter storm. How much snow has fallen in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments section below. Bethlehem Area School District dismissed students two hours early Friday. School events and activities for Friday afternoon and evening were cancelled. In the metropolitan New York area and parts of New England, storm total snowfall accumulations of one to two feet are possible, with locally higher amounts, especially near the coast. In addition, wind gusts as high as 70 mph are possible, creating blizzard conditions that will make travel hazardous, if not impossible, the weather service says.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A winter storm will make Friday messy in Bethlehem but the worst of it will hit New England
The National Weather Service says a winter storm will bring snow, sleet and rain to Bethlehem Friday into early Saturday morning. The major impact will be in New England where a nor'easter-type storm could bring blizzard conditions and a foot or more of snow. Here, the National Weather Service predicts 4 to 10 inches of snow; WFMZ predicts 3 to 6 inches for the Lehigh Valley. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent Friday but what we get throughout the day could vary from snow to rain and back to snow. The storm should end early Saturday morning leaving Saturday partly sunny with a high of 33.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The work and school week will end with a wintry mix, according to weather forecasters
Another winter storm is on the way and it could make for very messy travel on Friday morning. Snow is expected to start falling after 3 a.m. Thursday in Bethlehem, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will be followed by a mix of sleet. freezing rain and rain changing to all rain after 9 a.m. Friday. The precipitation could change back to snow Friday night. Then the storm will clear out leaving sunny skies and a high of 33 degrees on Saturday. WFMZ also says we can expect a wintry mix Thursday night and Friday with some snow accumulation possible.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Prolonged and heavy downpours, along with possible thunderstorms, are expected to strike the Lehigh Valley this afternoon and evening. 'Road flooding likely,' National Weather Service says.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Bethlehem and the rest of the Lehigh Valley, as “prolonged and heavy downpours” as well as thunderstorms are in the forecast for this afternoon and evening. The watch starts this afternoon and lasts until Thursday morning. The weather service says: “A slow-moving and potent cold front will tap the Gulf of Mexico and it is forecast to generate rainfall amounts of between 1 and 2½ inches. Locally higher amounts are possible in prolonged and heavy downpours. Moreover, thunderstorms may develop. Prolonged and heavy downpours would cause flash flooding in some locations. Road flooding is likely. Since the ground is frozen just below the surface and plants are taking in very …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
A messy mixture of snow, ice and rain is expected Monday along with sub-freezing temperatures in the morning
A winter storm is on the way and it could make for a messy commute to work or school Monday morning, according to weather forecasters. WFMZ says snow will start around sunrise and continue for a few hours before it changes to rain in late morning or early afternoon. The National Weather Service predicts "rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 3 p.m., then rain and freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet from 3 to 4 p.m., then rain and sleet likely after 4 p.m." We could get about an inch of snow and sleet. Daytime highs will climb into the 40s on Tuesday and 50s on Wednesday but both days will be cloudy and rainy.