PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a widespread 2 to 4 inches of snow fell across the Delaware Valley on Wednesday, the change-over to a wintry mix has commenced with numerous reports of sleet, freezing rain and drizzle. The precipitation intensity will pick back up with a secondary surge of moisture between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.READ MORE: Halloween 2021: Trick-Or-Treating Events In Philly-Area
South Jersey, Philadelphia and immediate Pennsylvania suburbs will be changing to plain rain by and during that timeframe.
Our far western suburbs in Chester, Montgomery, Bucks and Berks Counties, as well as the Lehigh Valley and Poconos, could likely experience a period of heavy freezing rain or sleet this evening into tonight.Phil Murphy Holds Double-Digit Lead Over Challenger Jack Ciattarelli In New Jersey Governor Race, Poll Shows
What’s the difference between freezing rain and sleet?
Sleet looks like pellets whereas freezing rain looks just the same as plain rain, but with temperatures at or below 32 degrees, the rain freezes on contact.
This can create very slick conditions on roads and sidewalks.
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The winter weather advisory in Lehigh Valley and the Poconos is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday.