A student white out is in effect for this weekend’s Penn State game against Illinois, but Mother Nature may have something else in mind as well.
The Weather Channel is forecasting snowfall between two and four inches in State College on Saturday and AccuWeather says it could be between three and six inches. Freezing rain could cause more of a problem along the northeast corridor with the possibility of downed trees and power outages possible.
For the 110,000 expected to attend the Big Ten Leaders Division game between Penn State and Illinois, there could be other concerns, including limited parking availability and extra delays getting in to town. As of this posting there is no news of closed parking lots due to weather concerns and everything is moving forward as it typically would.
According to AccuWeather, “The bulk of the storm just north and west of I-95 will be wet snow, but even in cities from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore to Wilmington, Del., Philadelphia, Trenton, N.J., New York City, Providence, R.I. and Boston, rain will become mixed with or change over completely to wet snow.”
“The higher up you are, and farther away from the coast within the I-95 zone, the better the chance of not only wet snowflakes mixing in, but also a heavy accumulation of wet snow,” says AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist John Gresiak.
Penn State’s game against Illinois is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. There is anywhere between a 30 and 70 percent chance of precipitation in State College up until the scheduled kickoff time, and there is a 60 percent chance of precipitation during the expected length of the game according to The Weather Channel.
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