By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief
Exam season may be heating up, but Gettysburg is cooling down – with snow in the forecast for Saturday. The National Weather Service (NWS) in State College is predicting temperatures to fall into the mid-20’s overnight tonight and for snow to begin as early as 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
NWS forecasters predict anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of snow to fall in Gettysburg throughout the daytime and evening hours Saturday. Saturday’s forecast high temperature is 34 degrees.
This storm would mark the first accumulating snowfall of the season in Gettysburg following an unseasonably warm fall.
College officials say they are planning their response.
“With the chance of inclement weather forecasted for Saturday, as is the case throughout the winter months, the College will be monitoring and tracking developments,” said Carina Sitkus, Senior Assistant Director of Communications. “Depending on conditions as they develop, we will determine an appropriate response, with the safety of our community always being the priority.”
Additional flurries are forecast for Sunday, with skies remaining partly to mostly cloudy throughout the entirety of next week.