A Freezing Rain Advisory will be in effect Monday morning for areas north and west, according to the National Weather Service.
The advisory goes into effect from 3 a.m. until 10 a.m. for Leigh, Northampton, western Chester, western Montgomery, and Upper Bucks counties. It also includes the cities of Newton, Washington, Morristown, Flemington, Someville, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Honey Brook, Oxford, Collegeville, Pottstown, Chalfont, and Perkasie.
“Temperatures will be just below freezing in those areas so the rain could freeze on contact. This could create a coating of ice on untreated surfaces,” said NBC10 Meteorologist Dave Warren. “It will be warming up throughout the rush hour from south to north so Lehigh Valley-Pocono Mountains could see more ice for longer. Once the temperature climbs above 32 (and it will) the ice will melt and most likely the advisory will be canceled in that area.”
Periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle may cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads, slow down, and use caution while driving.