NBC10.com - Sheena Parveen
Snow is finally moving out of our area after a messy Tuesday. But now black ice is moving in. NBC10's Sheena Parveen has the details.
The snow is finally moving out after a messy Tuesday.
Three rounds of snow and wintry mixes, one in the morning, the other in the afternoon, and another in the evening hit the area today. While there wasn't much accumulation, it did cause some low visibility and slippery spots on the road.
Earlier today, a wintry mix sporadically fell along the I-95 corridor while there was still some snow to the north and west. South Jersey and Delaware mostly saw light rain. The effects of the storm varied so much because of the disparity in temperatures. Up in the Poconos, while it was 16 degrees at midday, it was 50 degrees in Wildwood, New Jersey.
As NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Sheena Parveen said, the snow began to fall in Philly and the I-95 corridor early Tuesday then spread to the north and west suburbs. The snow accumulated on cars and side streets during the morning.
The snow returned in the afternoon. Another wintry mix hit parts of Southern Delaware and South Jersey Tuesday night. The mix will be completely gone by daybreak.
Sheena says we'll now have to worry about overnight icing and slippery spots on untreated roads in the north and western suburbs. The areas of ice will be widespread Wednesday morning.
The storm came after snowstorms last Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday that left more snow on the ground than we saw all of last winter.
Entering Tuesday, we had 11 inches of snow in Philadelphia this year and it's not even technically winter yet (that starts Dec. 21). To put things in perspective, by this time last year we had a total of .40 inches of snow. At this time in 2011 we only had a trace of snow.
We should experience a bit of a break after this storm moves out, with clearing and dry conditions as well as warmer temperatures as the week approaches. By the weekend we should see rain and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s or higher.