Residents of Berks County and neighboring regions are preparing for another wintry onslaught as the National Weather Service issues a Winter Storm Warning. Effective from midnight tonight until 3 pm Tuesday, heavy snowfall is expected to blanket the area, prompting officials to urge caution and preparedness.
Anticipating significant accumulations, forecasters predict total snowfall amounts ranging from 4 to 7 inches across the affected areas, with the potential for locally higher amounts, especially in the northern reaches of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. In Pennsylvania, the warning extends to Berks and Upper Bucks counties.
Communities throughout the warned areas are urged to exercise caution, as travel conditions are anticipated to deteriorate rapidly. The hazardous mix of heavy snow and reduced visibility could make for treacherous roads, particularly during the morning commute. Forecasters warn that snowfall rates could peak at around 1 inch per hour, with travel difficulties and potentially causing disruptions to daily routines.
To mitigate the risks associated with traveling in such conditions, residents are advised to exercise preparedness. Keeping an extra flashlight, food, and water in vehicles is strongly recommended in case of emergencies. Additionally, motorists are encouraged to stay informed about weather updates and road conditions before embarking on any journeys.