Winter storm watch for Berks set to begin Tuesday night

How much snow depends on storm's track

Berks County may have dodged much of the snow brought by last week's storm, but it doesn't appear that will be the case this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Berks. It's set to be in effect from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. Thursday.

The storm is likely to begin as rain Tuesday night before colder air moves in and changes the precipitation to snow, according to 69 News Meteorologist Mark Shanaberger.

How much snow we get will be determined by the storm's track. At this point, the forecast shows 6" to 12" of snow for most of eastern Pennsylvania. Farther south and west, 3" to 6" of snow is expected, and areas far south and west are looking at 1" to 3".

In either case, there will be a very sharp western cutoff with the storm, much like last week. One difference is that wind will not be as much of a factor with this week's storm.

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