Forecasters: Snow threat greatest for Shore

The Shore area in South Jersey is likely to be hardest-hit by the late-March snow expected to make its way through the region this afternoon and evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for southeastern and eastern New Jersey, as well as south and central Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. The advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. today through 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Those areas can expect two to four inches of snow, the weather service said.

Other parts of the Philadelphia region are likely to see an inch or two.

Periods of rain and snow are expected to begin around mid-day, forecasters say, and any precipitation should shift to all snow by evening.

The weather service says the above-freezing temperatures mean there won't be much accumulation during daylight hours.

But temperatures could drop into the 20s tonight, meaning untreated roads may become slippery.

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