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Today: Cloudy and not as cold with snow arriving late afternoon/early evening. Cloud be a few flurries before. High: 36

Tonight: Snow mixing with and changing to sleet and freezing rain. Precip heavy at times. Heavier accumulations north, less south. Low: 26

Monday: Cloudy with sleet and freezing rain early, changing back to snow after noon. Roads and sidewalks will be slippery! High: 33 Low: 8

***Winter Storm Warning for Schuylkill and Pike counties through 4pm Monday***
***Winter Storm Warning for Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Warren, Bucks and Montgomery counties from 7pm Sunday through 1pm Monday***
***Winter Weather Advisory for areas south from Sunday night through Monday Afternoon***

Cloudy skies with just a few flurries or snow showers trying to reach the ground early this afternoon. Heavier precip with this snow and ice storm is still to the west approaching the area later this afternoon and evening.

The storm will intensify tonight into Monday morning, so we will watch the radar to see heavy snowfall rates potentially develop. The heaviest time period looks to be from 1AM to 9AM on Monday, which will cause problems for your morning commute. Depending on where the rain/snow line sets up we may see some sleet, freezing rain, or rain mixing in for a while in parts of the area, which could lead to less accumulation of snow. Snowfall amount will generally be heavier to the north and less to the south.

Northern Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Sussex and counties northward are looking at 8-12 inches of snow. From this point southward, we expect 4-8 inches of snow through central Berks, Lehigh Valley, central Bucks, Montgomery, and Mercer counties. Look for 2-4 inches just north on Philadelphia and across northern Chester county. Around 1-2 inches will be possible through the Philadelphia area with less than a inch across southern New Jersey.

Chance for snow/ice totals is looking like it will be a threat for the area over towards northern and central New Jersey going into Monday morning.

Any slight change in the track, precipitation type, or intensity could alter the amount of accumulation we ultimately see, stay tuned for the very latest. Bitterly cold conditions take over behind this system, so watch for a rapid freeze Monday night into Tuesday morning as low temperatures dip into the single digits.

CHANCES FOR SNOW TOTALS
(Sunday night/Monday)
<4" - 25%
4-8" - 40%
8-12" - 30%
>12" - 5%

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