NBC10.com - Dave Warren
Temperatures are expected to dip into the teens and single digits overnight in some areas. NBC10's Dave Warren has the forecast.
The winds have diminished and flood waters receded. Now all the region has to worry about is the bitter cold tonight.
“Fresh snow will make for a cold evening with a lighter breeze,” said NBC10’s Dave Warren. “The wind will die down a bit after sunset but with a clear sky and snow on the ground temperatures may drop down into the teens and single digits especially to the north and east where the most snow fell.”
Fortunately, the temperatures will rise up a bit on Sunday due to bright sunshine and less wind.
A Coastal Flood advisory was in effect Saturday morning for coastal areas of New Jersey, Delaware and the Delaware Bay until 11. While moderate tidal flooding was initially expected, an overnight shift in the winds led to only minor tidal flooding in South Jersey, including Ventnor and Egg Harbor Township. The Black Horse Pike was briefly shut down in both directions in the West Atlantic City section of Egg Harbor but it has since been reopened.
The flood waters receded in South Jersey. The region dealt with strong, gusty winds for the most of the day. The wind chills were between the teens and 20's. Road conditions were also icy in a few areas.
"Most of the main roads appear to be well-treated and cleared," said NBC10's Bill Henley. "However, some of the side streets, sidewalks and untreated roads in the area are still slippery."
Friday into Saturday, the Nor'easter dropped windswept snow but nowhere near as much as the massive storm potentially could have dropped on parts of the region.
Snow fell in most of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Delaware Counties in the Philly region through midnight. 4.7 inches of snow fell in the Somerton section of Philadelphia.
With temps above freezing earlier, steady rain fell for most of the day in Philadelphia, Delaware and South Jersey.
The rain hit hardest down the Jersey Shore where areas already hard hit by Superstorm Sandy dealt with flooding again. Places like Toms River even issued a voluntary evacuation for the barrier islands and low-lying areas.
"There was minor flooding of streets in Atlantic City, most of it occurred around evening high tide and was made worse by damage to bulkheads caused by Sandy," said NBC10's Chris Cato. "Some people moved cars to higher ground. Some homes boarded up basement windows."