Snow predicted Monday night to Wednesday morning

Mar 12, 2017, 00:46
Snow predicted Monday night to Wednesday morning

The snow is expected to continue through Friday morning's commute with the steady snow coming to an end around mid-day.

"There is a cold front moving across the area as we speak", National Weather Service meteorologist David Hotz said. Philadelphia, for example, went from the low 70s Thursday to the mid-30s Friday.

Temperatures will be in the low to mid 40s before falling through the 30s after sunset Saturday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch, warning that between 12 and 18 inches of snow could fall between Monday night and Tuesday night. The heaviest snow is expected late this evening into early Friday morning. "The advisory means that periods of snow.sleet.or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties".

We see another shot at winter weather arriving Saturday late afternoon/evening that will likely bring scattered snow showers across much of our area.

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Gaines said he expects forecasters to have a better handle on the storm's path and strength on Sunday, but as of now there's a potential for the nor'easter to be a big nasty snowstorm or a less severe coastal storm that delivers more rain than snow. One to two inches of snow accumulation is possible, according The National Weather Service.

The track of the storm is uncertain, so if the storm strengthens slowly near the Atlantic coast, then only a light amount of snow and mere blustery conditions may develop. Highs Saturday will only be in the teens for most. Snow probably will accumulate more on grass than the pavement because of the warm temperatures Thursday. That system, which will move from the northern Plains, spread into the Great Lakes and then barrel its way east, could potentially bring heavy snow to this area beginning Monday night. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent and a new snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. All winter weather information and information about the City's response to the storm can be found by visiting the City's Severe Weather website at or by calling 311.

Despite cracking record highs over the past few weeks, dry and unseasonably cold weather will suppress average highs about 15 or 20 degrees below the seasonal norm for March.

Tuesday. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Little to no accumulation is expected.

Storm Team 8 says there is potential for a major winter storm Monday night into Wednesday.