Editor's note: Updated for Jan. 28 and 29 storm
After lots of debate and weather map watching, the forecast seems to settle on snow for Montgomery and Bucks County Friday and Saturday.
The latest forecast Thursday night from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ, calls for 6 to 8 inches of snow in parts of Lower Bucks County and lesser amounts of about 4 to 6 inches as you move to Central and Upper Bucks.
The heaviest snow will hit along the Delaware River towns, including Bristol, Bristol Township, Bensalem, Falls, Tullytown and Morrisville, and slightly inland, according to the NWS.
"Heavy snow is anticipated at least as far inland as the I-95 Corridor with amounts generally 5 to 10 inches," according the the weather service.
A sliver of Lower Bucks right along the river could see elevated accumulation with the potential of a foot of snow, according to the NWS briefing released at 5:30 Friday night.
"A significant winter storm will move into the region tonight with snow ending from west to east Sat afternoon. Blowing snow may linger in some areas through Sat night with very cold and blustery conditions," the NWS tweeted about the regional impacts of the nor'easter, which will be worse at the Jersey shore and in Delaware than it is in Bucks County.
Parts of coastal New Jersey and the Delaware beaches could see blizzard conditions with 12 to 18 inches of snow, according to the forecast.
The Philadelphia suburbs will be spared the worst of the storm if it continues on its forecasted track, but overnight snow totals were upgraded as the system tracked a bit west from earlier models.
A winter storm warning remains in effect for Lower Bucks and Central and Upper Bucks are in a downgraded winter weather advisory, and forecasters say some uncertainty remains in the snow predictions.
Light snow started early Friday morning in the region.
More snow could move into the region by 4 p.m. Friday, and then turn to rain for a brief time before the storm delivers another round after 7 p.m. when temperatures dip to the low 20s.
⚠️🌨️🌬️ A significant winter storm is expected to impact the region Friday night through Saturday. Heavy snow, strong winds, tidal flooding, and low wind chills are all anticipated. Our latest snowfall forecast is below. https://t.co/ka2HFv1cF3 #NJwx #DEwx #MDwx #PAwx pic.twitter.com/qgy6XznsIP
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) January 27, 2022
The snow will continue into Saturday, leaving the potential for several inches. By Saturday night, temperatures will bottom out at around 11 degrees, according to the NWS.
"Accumulating snow may be heavy enough to result in hazardous travel. Areas of blowing and drifting snow possible," according to the weather service about the Interstate-95 corridor.
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The storm will also bring winds and low temperatures to the region.
By Saturday night, Bucks and Montgomery County could see wind chill temperatures below zero.
Bucks County also remains under a Code Blue weather emergency, which opens local community shelters. The Lower Bucks shelter is at Woodside Church, 1667 Edgewood Road, Yardley.
This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks County weather: Snow accompanied by blustery cold amid nor'easter