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Brace yourself!

Published December 26. 2012 05:02PM

Winter officially arrived last week and with it came seasonal weather.

The new-fallen snow and cold temperatures have allowed ski areas to reopen, created problems for individuals driving on Christmas Eve, and made for the first official white Christmas in a full decade.

More winter weather is on the way, which could create problems for shoppers seeking post-Christmas sales today.

Snow could arrive as early as between noon and 2 p.m.

Precipitation is expected to last until late Thursday morning. In the meantime, there will be a mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from noon today to noon tomorrow morning.

Besides the mixed bag of precipitation, which could begin with four to eight inches of snow, there will be some potent winds with gusts as high as 40 miles per hour.

In communities that have parking regulations, there's a good chance they will be enforced.

Monday night's storm dropped 2.5 inches of snow in Summit Hill and more than 1.5 inches in Tamaqua, giving the region its first official white Christmas since 2002.

There's more snow coming, according to the National Weather Service.

The meteorologists say it is too early to tell how much snow will fall on Saturday; that it depends on the track of the storm.

At the present time, it looks like Saturday's storm will have a greater impact on the Philadelphia and eastern Jersey shore areas.

While no more snowfall is predicted after that for at least a week, temperatures will turn colder.

From Saturday to - and including - New Year's Day, the daytime temperatures will only reach the 20s, while overnight lows will be in the lower teens.

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