Fall to look like winter in Northeast this weekend

October 29, 2011 - 2:50 AM
October Snow

Curtis Dague, back, Harry Grafmyer, center and Jeremy Coy attach a salt spreader on a truck at the PennDOT Cumberland County facility in preparation for the upcoming snow storm, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 in Carlisle, Pa. In Pennsylvania, 6 to 10 inches could fall at higher elevations, including the Laurel Highlands in the southwestern part of the state and the Pocono Mountains in the northeastern part. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh could see a coating. (AP Photo/The Patriot-News, Joe Hermitt)

HEBRON, Conn. (AP) — Some people will be reaching for a snow shovel instead of a rake in parts of the Northeast this weekend.

Sections of the area are bracing for an October snowfall Saturday. A storm moving up the East Coast is expected to combine with a cold air mass and dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about 10 inches throughout the Northeast.

The National Weather Service says October snowfall records could be broken in parts of southern New England, especially at higher elevations.

The Massachusetts Berkshires, the Litchfield Hills in northwestern Connecticut, southwestern New Hampshire and the southern Green Mountains could see the most snow.

Parts of Maine could get more than 6 inches of snow, and parts of southern Vermont could receive more than a foot.

In Pennsylvania, 6 to 10 inches could fall at higher elevations, while Philadelphia and Pittsburgh could see a coating.