Saturday, February 04, 2012
Overnight Light Rain & Snow Slides Nearby
Precipitation should start towards dark or just after that south of the city, initially as some light rain. The big question is when precipitation with this system will transition over to snow or remain rain -- modeling suggests the northern edges of the precipitation shield will feature some snow, while those of you down towards the Delaware Beaches will likely see only rain from this event. In terms of accumulations, an inch is probably best case scenario, dusting is probably more likely in the Wilmington to AC swath of real estate, with possible coating accumulations down to a Dover-Cape May corridor if cool enough air can sneak in overnight. Modeling occasionally teases the city with a few flakes or drops of rain...and it will be close enough that it wouldn't surprise me if the airport gets an observation or two of light snow or light rain while most of the rest of the city is dry. If precipitation advances north enough to reach the city it will be on the very light side as dry air from the north and northeast will try to counteract the advance of this storm.