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Old Man Winter Is Not Done With Us Just Yet

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Snow near Exton Square Mall. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Snow near Exton Square Mall. (credit: Jim Melwert)

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By Steve Strouss

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Spring snowstorm is blanketing the region with 1-3” of heavy wet snow. Some areas in central Delaware and interior southern NJ will end up with higher amounts.

The sight of snow is pretty for some, but it caused problems for others. Untreated roads are slippery, many Philadelphia flights are cancelled or delayed and power outages became a problem. In addition, commuters dealt with reduced visibility, which slowed traffic.

Despite the Groundhog’s prediction for an early Spring, the month of March through today has simply been an extension of Winter. Temperatures since the beginning of the month are averaging almost two degrees below normal and 15 days started with morning low temperatures at or below 32 degrees.

Snow is no stranger to this March. Back on March 8th, a few inches fell on the Philadelphia suburbs in a sneak-attack fashion. Now, we will add on a few more inches before this storm wraps up later today.

As the area of low pressure responsible for this snowy weather intensifies off the coast, today’s highs won’t make it past the 30s.

Shovels and plows will be needed to clean up across parts of the region tonight, but snow will eventually taper and more seasonable weather will return.

Tomorrow is dry but still mostly cloudy, windy and cold with a high in the 40s. Finally some improvement in the forecast as we head toward the upcoming Easter Holiday weekend. Temperatures will rebound into the 50s by Friday and will stay there with sunshine through Sunday.

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