Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mixed Precip. Arrives Later

A mixed bag of precipitation is headed our way and is set to arrive during the midday hours today. The morning hours will be cloudy but dry with temperatures in the 30s. We should touch 40 in Philadelphia right before the precipitation arrives and then hold steady in the upper 30s to near 40 for the remainder of the day.  Winds will also pick up out of the east-northeast once the precipitation arrives.

At the onset of the precipitation, it will likely be a mixture of snow and sleet for most of the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.  At the shore, it will be mainly rain; in the Poconos, it will be mainly snow.  After a few hours of slop, the mix will changeover to rain in Philadelphia and the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.  This changeover will occur from south to north, so the farther north you are, the more snow you will get.

Just a coating of snow is expected along the I-95 corridor before the changeover to rain. The northwest suburbs could receive an inch or two of snow and sleet, followed by rain. The Lehigh Valley may see a good amount of sleet and freezing rain mixed with the snow, so definitely watch out for icy roadways if you're driving around up there this afternoon. Places like Allentown and Reading could also receive an inch or two of snow before changing to rain.

The Poconos will be the place to be if you like snow because temperatures will be several degrees colder.  Mainly snow is expected up there where the potential exists for up to a foot of snow !

The snowfall map is posted below, and no changes have been made since yesterday's map.