Every possible type of winter precipitation takes aim on the Delaware Valley as we move through the day and night.
With the recent arctic air mass in place, freezing rain will be an issue for parts of the area.
We’re still looking for a similar set up storm-wise for late Sunday into Monday, mostly rain south (Delaware and southern New Jersey) with rain/snow/sleet/freezing rain from 1-3 inches in Philadelphia and suburban points just east and west.
An arctic air mass and whipping winds will drive wind chills below zero Saturday morning.
Get ready for the wind. Get ready for the cold. Then, get ready for some more snow.
Many people are waking up to both positive and negative single-digit wind chills this morning.
Winter storm warnings will go into effect at noon on Monday.
First up is the clipper system that will spread about 1 to 3 inches of snow from late tonight through Monday morning. Then the clipper changes clothes, moves off the coast and becomes a Nor’easter from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
After Saturday’s storm we catch a brief break for the rest of the weekend, before another snowstorm arrives late Sunday night.
The giant, wet snow that has fallen across the Delaware Valley is changing over to rain in many areas.
Snowfall will begin to encroach on the western most areas of the region by the early afternoon and spread eastward from there.
An Alberta Clipper will move through the Delaware Valley Wednesday. But this is no ordinary “Clipper”.
As temperatures fall below freezing during the early morning hours, any untreated surfaces will refreeze.
An extensive freezing rain threat has developed across the entire region this Sunday morning, as rain pushes in from the south and encounters arctic cold that failed to be displaced ahead of the system. As the rain falls, it freezes on contact and roads have been treacherous all morning across the region.
The first half of the weekend presents no question marks, but the same cannot be said about the second half.