Bolaris: More snow in city, burbs today
By 5 p.m. today, we will move up the snow charts to the fourth snowiest winter of all-time. Right now Philadelphia's snow accumulation for this winter stands at 54.8 inches. Another tenth of an inch and we claim fourth place. With that said I'm not expecting a big snow total today, but still 1-3 inches during this relentless winter season is enough to make you curse the weather gods.
The storm system is now intensifying off the North Carolina coast and will move Northeast and be in a position east of Long Island by 8 p.m. this evening.
Luckily for us the most explosive time for this storm will be once it passes off the New Jersey coastline, saving its smackdown of very heavy snow for eastern Long Island and eastern New England, with a foot likely in many locations and 6-10 inches for Boston. Possibly more, depending on the wraparound backlash of the storm.
For Philadelphia and Delaware, as well as eastern Montgomery, eastern Chester and lower Bucks counties:
Around 2 p.m. or shortly thereafter, rain should change to snow.
Snow will end by 7 p.m.
1-3 inches total.
Temperatures fall rapidly tonight so roads will become icy, especially secondary roadways. Overnight, temperatures will fall into the teens.
Through early this evening, snow and any sleet will become all snow as temperatures drop.
Snow ending by 6 p.m.
Western Montgomery, western Chester, and upper Bucks counties as well as Lehigh, Berks and Lancaster counties:
Clearing tonight, with low temperatures from 10-15 degrees.
From Delaware River east to I-295/N.J. Turnpike:
Rain changes to snow after 2 p.m.
Snow ends by 7 p.m.
1-2 inches accumulation.
Southeast New Jersey and shorepoints:
Less than inch.
Mercer, northeast Burlington, northern Ocean counties and into Monmouth County:
Might see a stronger intensity snow band so with these areas going with
2-4 inches. Snow could end closer to 8-9 p.m.
New Castle County: snow to rain after 2 p.m., ending 6-7 p.m.
South of Dover: rain ends as some snow; less than an inch accumulation.
Rain changes to snow and in most places ending by 7 p.m.
Frigid blast to follow as temps fall into the teens.
Sunday forecast: Dry and cold, high of 29.