Bolaris: Wild winter of '14 continues, but Philly should be spared this time

The snow covered statue of late Georgia Governor and U.S. Sen.Richard B. Russell points the direction for a pedestrian as she makes her way past the state capitol while snow begins to accumulate Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

The wicked, wild, frigid winter of 2014 continues.
A southern to mid-Atlantic snow and ice storm is giving regions as far south as Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla., freezing temperatures and rain-changing-to-ice.
From Georgia to the Carolinas, heavy snow and ice are putting a stranglehold on travel both by air and on the ground. Heavy snow is piling up across eastern North Carolina with up to 10 inches expected by late tonight.
Eventually, the beaches from Virginia and then along the Delaware and New Jersey shore will see in excess of 4 inches.

As for Philadelphia, the city and all points north and west tonight will get lucky, with just some snow possible for Philly — though nothing more than a coating to an inch possible. The Lehigh Valley and the Poconos will see nothing as this storm is one strictly for Philly's southeastern suburbs.
A sharp cut-off in any accumulation will be the Interstate 95 corridor.
Timing: Snow will overspread southern New Jersey and Delaware from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., with the accumulating snow taking place from midnight to 4 a.m. before ending.
City: Some occasional snow from midnight to 3 a.m.
Snow totals:

  • City: coating to an inch
  • Cape May County (right along the beach front): three to six inches.
  • Southern Delaware (Sussex County): three to six inches.

Super Bowl prediction:

  • Still forecasting dry conditions with a kickoff temperature of 35 degrees and northwest winds of eight to 14 miles per hour.

John Bolaris