Thursday, May 7, 2015

Snow on the way

First measurable snow (albeit barely) due at rush hour.

Snow on the way

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That week storm passing to our south evidently is going to nudge just far enough north and have just enough juice to give the immediate Philadelphia area a touch of snow in time for rush hour.

It's snowing at a decent clip in Washington, and it has crept as far north as the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The National Weather Service is updating its forecast for Philadelhpia to call for a half inch or so of snow starting late in the day.

Although a half-inch would amount to about 1-56th of what fell on Christmas week last year, "because of the timing, it could be a problem," said Valerie Meola, meteorologist at the weather service office in Mount Holly.

Should the forecast work out, this would be Philadelphia's first measurable snow of the season.

Meanwhile, the weekend threat is still out there. The computer models continue to squabble, but a significant snow remains at least possible Sunday into Monday.

Forecasters should have a better handle on the weekend potential tonight.



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