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Wintry Mix in Poconos, Heavy Rain in Philly

Meterorologist Sheena Parveen has the latest on a messy morning commute due to heavy rain for most of the area and a wintry mix to the north. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015)

After more record-breaking warmth over the weekend, winter weather returned to our region Monday night. A Winter Weather advisory with possible sleet and freezing rain is in effect for the Lehigh Valley and Berks County expired Tuesday morning and remained in effect in the Poconos until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain moved into the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and the Poconos around 8 p.m. Monday while rain moved into the Philadelphia region and areas southeast.

As temperatures rise overnight, the wintry mix will change to rain for the Lehigh Valley. Meanwhile the rain's intensity increased for the Philadelphia region going into the Tuesday morning rush. By 7 a.m. Tuesday the rain will be heavy enough to cut down visibility on roads in the Philadelphia area leading to a messy morning commute.

There will also be a huge contrast in temperatures across the region Tuesday with a high of 50 degrees in the Lehigh Valley, a high of 60 degrees in Philadelphia and a high of 70 degrees south of Philly.

After the rain clears Tuesday the wet weather returns late Wednesday but will clear in time for the SugarHouse Fireworks shows on New Year's Eve with a high of 54. The New Year will then begin with dry conditions and colder temperatures with a high of 44 Friday and temperatures in the low 40s over the weekend.

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