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Spring Snow? What to Expect

A Nor’easter is approaching our area and should hit parts of the region on Tuesday.

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    Spring is here, but the winter weather isn’t quite done yet. A nor’easter is approaching our area and should hit parts of the region on Tuesday. But how bad will the storm be for us? It depends on the track.

    The bulk of the nor’easter is expected to hit Boston, Nantucket and New England, but remnants of the storm will still move into parts of our area.

    Another system moves in from the west, meeting the nor'easter that is hovering off the coast and creating a chance of snowfall by 1 p.m. Tuesday.

    With temperatures above freezing, the storm will likely start as a wintry mix in Philly and the north and west suburbs before changing over to snow, while South Jersey and Delaware will see more rainfall.

    The system should move out by Wednesday morning. Any accumulating snowfall will likely occur Tuesday night since that will be when the system is most active.

    Current models are indicating 1 to 3 inches of snow for our area, though those totals could change over the next few days.

    Models are also showing two potential tracks for the storm that will determine how severe it will be. If the system follows Track 1, it will hit closer to the shore and the coast, bringing with it more rain, snow and heavier winds for our area. If the system follows Track 2, it will be farther out to sea, meaning less rain and snow but still a significant amount of wind.

    At this point, Track 2 appears to be the more likely scenario, though once again, that could change as the storm approaches.

    Stay with NBC10.com and the NBC10 weather team for more updates on the approaching storm.