Freezing Rain Advisory
By Justin Drabick
The first widespread winter storm finally impacted the Delaware Valley this weekend dropping an average of 2-4” of snow with some amounts up to 6” and areas of freezing rain. This was enough to disrupt travel across the region for the first half of the weekend as Winter Weather Advisories were in effect.
In the wake of the storm, cold air continues with the fresh snowpack in place with temperatures remaining below freezing in many spots today.
The next storm system is organizing across the central U.S. and is heading our way. The bulk of the precipitation will not be arriving until Monday afternoon but some moisture in the form of drizzle may develop overnight tonight. The problem is that cold air is settled in from the recent snow so temperatures are still below freezing from Phila. on northward. Some freezing drizzle is possible overnight in the NW suburbs, Lehigh Valley, and Poconos.
These areas are under a Freezing Rain Advisory until early Monday morning. Ice amounts of a few hundredths of an inch or less are possible, but that is all it takes to become hazardous. Beware of slick travel in some untreated spots overnight and early tomorrow AM. Temperatures will slowly be on the rise tonight through the 30s as the storm system approaches. Temperatures should be above freezing by 6 a.m. Monday in most locations.