Fast-Moving Winter Storm Moves In

Winter Storm Jan 16, 2013
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By Carol Erickson

We barely get one weather system out of here before the next one eyes us.

The Wednesday morning system brought some icy and snowy conditions to the north of Philadelphia, but our Thursday evening one will mostly impact areas south of the city.

The National Weather Service put a Winter Storm Watch over coastal NJ and central and southern Delaware for Thursday evening. This system is a fast mover, tracking well south of Philadelphia, but might pack enough punch to bring a few inches of snow to the coastal areas and the adjacent inland sections.

Rain will start in Philadelphia, but we could find some wet snow mixing in late, with no accumulations as long as the track stays in its present position.

By the very early hours on Friday, the system should head out to sea and allow the sun to take the stage for a few days.

Computer models continue to evolve. Some indicate that little to no precipitation will fall as the storm stays south. Any change in the track directly impacts if and how much rain or wet snow would develop along the shore areas of NJ and Del.

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