It's not a 1956-level forecast, but there's snow on the way to Erie County at Thanksgiving again.
The National Weather Service in Cleveland's updated forecast calls for lake-effect snow around the area on Friday.
The worst of it is expected in the south and east county: A lake-effect snow warning is in effect through Saturday at 7 a.m. for an area including Edinboro, Waterford, Wattsburg, Union City and Corry. The Wattsburg area is forecast to see the heaviest snowfall.
Total snow accumulation in those regions could be 6 inches to 11 inches or more by Saturday morning, with the highest snowfall coming Friday morning at a rate that could be one inch per hour. Winds will gust as high as 35 mph in some places.
New snow on Friday could be 4 inches to 9 inches, plus one inch to 3 inches Friday night.
Northern Erie County snow forecast
A winter storm advisory is in effect until Saturday at 7 a.m. Lake-effect snow could accumulate 4 inches to 7 inches in places with winds gusting as high as 35 mph. Timing for the heaviest snowfall is through early Friday afternoon.
Crawford County snow forecast
The advisory is in effect for Crawford County as well, and the northern county should see the greatest snowfall, according to the weather service.
Meadville expects 1 inch to 3 inches on Friday and potentially up to 5 inches total during the snow event. Titusville's forecast is for 2 inches to 4 inches Friday and up to 7 inches total.
Cambridge Springs could be in store for up to 10 inches, with 3 inches to 7 inches in the forecast on Friday.
Cochranton and Guys Mills are likely to get one inch to 3 inches on Friday and perhaps 5 inches total by Saturday.
The Thanksgiving 1956 Erie snowstorm
Residents of a certain age and those steeped in Erie history recall the snowstorm to whichh th all other Thanksgiving snowfalls are compared.
Around 2 feet of snow fell across the Erie region on Thanksgiving Day 1956, and nearly 3 feet in some places.
Erie Mayor Arthur Gardner declared a state of emergency in the city. About 1,200 Erie National Guard members were activated to help clear roads and deliver food. Helicopters had to transport food into the region.
This article originally appeared on Erie Times-News: Snow is in the forecast. How much will we see around Erie County?