After beautiful sunny skies Monday, Old Man Winter will make his return.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for much of the area for Tuesday and Tuesday night.
The main coastal storm will track well east of our area, meaning that we will not be seeing a major snowstorm.
Tuesday’s Quick Weather Update:
Once people hear a big snowfall forecast, that's what they remember -- and expect. And, they might not remember exactly what station made that prediction, so we are all affected.
So, if you were expecting a big snowstorm, don't get mad at us -- we never issue snow amounts that far ahead of a storm for that very reason.
The current setup is a very complicated one -- truly a difficult one to predict.
There are several weather features on the map (at upper levels as well as at the surface) that would need to come together for the big storm to happen here. But, that kind of convergence is rare and it doesn't look to be happening this time.
Steady snow is likely for much of the day and night Tuesday as the trough stalls near our area. Most of the snow will be on the light side and road temperatures are quite warm after the recent mild spell but there could be times when the snow is heavier Tuesday afternoon and night -- sticking on some roads.
Expect on average two to four inches of snow by the time the storm ends. The totals are likely throughout the area, with a bit more to the north and east and southeast of Philadelphia.
For travelers the afternoon rush Tuesday could have more problems than the morning rush hour.