Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Winter Weather Advisories For City & Most Burbs

The National Weather Service has flipped the Winter Storm Watches out for the region to Winter Weather Advisories through tonight.  The current forecast thinking from the NWS is to suggest between 1-3 or 2-4 inches of snow, depending on location, for the storm's snowy portion...which would mainly be tonight.

Winter Storm Warnings remain out for Chester County in Pennsylvania and Cecil County in Maryland, where a bit more snowfall is expected.  Those areas should see between four and six inches of snow according to the NWS.

Our current thinking is the same as last night's map --  1-3" across the city with a swath of two to five inches across South Jersey, Northern Delaware, and back into Chester County.

Precipitation is spreading into the area from the south at this hour, generally as rain in Delaware and South Jersey, snow in Maryland.  Temperatures will support a mix of rain and wet snow across the Pennsylvania suburbs, with more snow in the higher elevations, and more rain in the valleys, with Philadelphia and points east and south seeing predominately rain through today.

Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings are also out for the Shore points (wind warnings) and counties inland from the coast across New Jersey and Delaware.  Winds could gust to 60 mph at the Delaware and New Jersey coastlines, with 40-50 mph wind gusts in the areas under the advisory.

We'll have another update on the storm in a couple of hours.