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Delaware

Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 9:42 PM EST on February 8, 2016, expires at: 6:00 AM EST on February 10, 2016
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 am EST Wednesday...
  • hazard types...periods of snow.
  • Snow accumulations...4 to 8 inches.
  • Timing...periods of snow is expected tonight and continue through Tuesday night. The snow has the potential to fall at a moderate to heavy rate at times especially later Tuesday and Tuesday night.
  • Impacts...accumulating snow will affect travel tonight through Tuesday night, including the rush hour commutes. The Road conditions will likely deteriorate during times of heavier snowfall rates. Remember, bridges and other elevated surfaces tend to become slippery first.
  • Visibilities...one half mile or less at times.
  • Temperatures...dropping into the upper 20s later tonight, then rising into the 30s for a time Tuesday.
  • Winds...northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected. This will make travel very hazardous at times. Use caution while driving, especially on bridges and other elevated Road surfaces. Report snow accumulation to the National Weather Service by calling our trained spotter line, posting to the NWS Mount Holly facebook Page, or using twitter @nws_mountholly. Snowfall and ice accumulation forecast maps in addition to experimental probabilistic snowfall information for the latest event are available online at www.Weather.Gov/phi/winter

Local Forecast Discussion

Tonight: Mostly cloudy and cold with periods of light snow, coating to an inch or two by daybreak possible). Low: 27

Tuesday: Brisk and chilly with intermittent snow and flurries. High: 36 Low: 24

***SEVERAL WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR OUR SOUTHERN COUNTIES. PLEASE SEE WFMZ.COM FOR YOUR COUNTY***

As the massive coastal low continues to move away from the northeast, we have a huge upper level trough (cold air aloft) that will pin-wheel through our area late tonight into early Wed. morning. As a result, there will be "spokes" of moisture rotating through our area resulting in intermittent snow and flurries overnight, Tuesday, Tuesday night and ending very early Wednesday morning. A secondary coastal storm will develop and head out to sea. The upper level energy moving through (by itself) has the potential to bring accumulating snow to the region starting late tonight. With this storm setup, we also have to monitor the potential for heavier snow bands setting up. 

Late tonight, Tuesday and Tuesday night we expect intermittent snow and flurries (over an extended period of time) that will generally be light to moderate. We do NOT expect a major storm with this.  Flurries or snow showers could linger into Wednesday and Thursday.

A general 2-4" is expected for most parts of our area with locally higher amounts (in some spots (where the heavier bands set up). Higher amounts expected from Philadelphia to Lancaster and York (4-6" possible).

After these systems move through, the temperatures for the second half of the week and the weekend will be very cold. In fact, Valentine's weekend looks to be VERY cold indeed!

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Delaware

Winter Storm Warning:

Issued at: 9:42 PM EST on February 8, 2016, expires at: 6:00 AM EST on February 10, 2016
  • ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 am EST Wednesday...
  • hazard types...periods of snow.
  • Snow accumulations...4 to 8 inches.
  • Timing...periods of snow is expected tonight and continue through Tuesday night. The snow has the potential to fall at a moderate to heavy rate at times especially later Tuesday and Tuesday night.
  • Impacts...accumulating snow will affect travel tonight through Tuesday night, including the rush hour commutes. The Road conditions will likely deteriorate during times of heavier snowfall rates. Remember, bridges and other elevated surfaces tend to become slippery first.
  • Visibilities...one half mile or less at times.
  • Temperatures...dropping into the upper 20s later tonight, then rising into the 30s for a time Tuesday.
  • Winds...northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected. This will make travel very hazardous at times. Use caution while driving, especially on bridges and other elevated Road surfaces. Report snow accumulation to the National Weather Service by calling our trained spotter line, posting to the NWS Mount Holly facebook Page, or using twitter @nws_mountholly. Snowfall and ice accumulation forecast maps in addition to experimental probabilistic snowfall information for the latest event are available online at www.Weather.Gov/phi/winter
 
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