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  • Forecast Discussion

    Tonight:  Freezing rain switching to rain. Icy conditions with continue into the early morning hours. Dense patchy fog in many areas. Temperatures slowly rising. Low: 27

    Wednesday: Cloudy and not as cold with intermittent rain and drizzle; also patchy fog. High: 40

    Wednesday Night: Rain changing to snow late, turning much colder. Low: 24

    ***Winter Weather Advisory in effect through early Wednesday morning***

    ***Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday evening***

    We saw snow develop early Tuesday afternoon which quickly changes to a prolonged period of sleet and freezing rain. Most areas received 0.5" - 2" of snow and ice. Most areas are now above the freezing mark (32 degrees). Temperatures will slowly rise overnight. Despite rising temperatures, plenty of slushy and icy conditions will still exist. As the milder air arrives, patchy fog will form. 

    We will see some rain and drizzle at times on Wednesday with highs topping out near 40 degrees, but colder air wraps in late Wednesday night and Thursday and snow will break out. Snow is again possible late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. However, a slight change in the track of the storm could mean more/less snow. Please stay tuned for the very latest over the next day, but here's a look at our thinking right now. A widespread area of 3-6" of snow is possible Wednesday night (late) into Thursday. Philadelphia and points south could see 6" or more. Poconos could see 1-3" of snow. The cold air blasting south Wed. night and Thursday could affect the cooridor of moisture shifting it south a bit resulting in the heavier accumulations further south.  

    Snowfall Probabilities for snow Wednesday night into Thursday:

    Chances for 1-3": 20%

    Chances for 3-6": 60%

    Chances for 6+": 20%

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