The Philadelphia region could see periods of snow and sleet today, forecasters are warning.

The National Weather Service says a mix of rain, snow and sleet is likely for the area through early afternoon. The precipitation should then transition to rain and sleet and eventually just rain by late afternoon, the weather service said.

Any snow is most likely between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and less than an inch is expected. Any accumulation should be limited to grassy areas and non-paved surfaced. Sleet is most likely to hit the region from early to mid-afternoon.

Most of the precipitation falling in the region at mid-morning was rain, with some areas seeing sleet mixed in.

Forecasters said the precipitation is expected to move north throughout the day, and parts of northeast Pennsylvania and northwest New Jersey are likely to see freezing rain in addition to the snow and sleet.

The weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for those areas, in place from 1 p.m. today until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Places north and west of Philadelphia "will have to contend with near-freezing temperatures for a time, some snow and ice, and the potential for slippery travel," senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski writes on AccuWeather.

A chance of rain in Philadelphia continues overnight into Wednesday morning.

The forecasted high temperature for today is 40 degrees.

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