Monday, April 21, 2014
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Bolaris: Light snow, sleet to arrive during Eagles game

The weather at Lincoln Financial Field before Sunday´s Eagles-Lions game is a bit up in the air, but some nasty winter weather is not out of the question yet. (AP File Photo/Julio Cortez)
The weather at Lincoln Financial Field before Sunday's Eagles-Lions game is a bit up in the air, but some nasty winter weather is not out of the question yet. (AP File Photo/Julio Cortez) AP
The weather at Lincoln Financial Field before Sunday´s Eagles-Lions game is a bit up in the air, but some nasty winter weather is not out of the question yet. (AP File Photo/Julio Cortez) Gallery: Storm heading to the east

The first widespread wintry mix will move into our region sometime during the second half of Sunday's Eagles football game against the Lions. For you non-football fans, arrival time should be somewhere between 2 and 4 p.m.

Sunday morning should be dry, but as warmer moist air surges over the cold air on the surface a mix of snow and sleet should break out during the afternoon hours, with the later half of the afternoon standing the best chance that most of us will be watching the flakes and sleet fly.

Precipitation will be light, however, with freezing rain a possibility across western sections of Chester, Berks, Montgomery and Bucks counties, and for sure in the Lehigh Valley. It will not take much for driving to become hazardous.

I'm anticipating a light accumulation of snow anywhere north and west of the Blue Route by early Sunday evening.

For the city, southern New Jersey and Delaware (all points east of I-95) a mix of sleet and snow to start off, but roadways will be predominately wet.

Frozen precipitation will change to all rain along the I-95 corridor including Philly and all points east by early Sunday night.

The main concern will be across our northern and western suburbs (from the Blue Route to points north and west) where icy conditions should linger late into the night, compounded by the likelihood of light freezing rain.

By the Monday morning commute everyone will be dealing with just plain rain and wet roadways as temperatures rise into the 40s.

The next Arctic invasion will arrive Tuesday night through Thursday with temps holding in the low-mid 30s and wind chill factors in the teens.

Eaglecast:

1 p.m. kick-off: 35 degrees with cloudy skies

2:30-3:30: Light snow and sleet developing

Travel home, 4-5 p.m.: Icing north and west.

City: Wet roadways

Southern New Jersey: Wet roadways

A mix of light snow and sleet falling as you leave, with mainly wet roadways from city and across southern New Jersey, and icing of some roadways possible if your heading north and west of the Blue Route.

John Bolaris For Philly.com
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