First Alert: First Snow and Sleet of the Season Expected Thursday

Most of the region will see some flakes. Some towns could see bursts of heavy snow before changing over to heavy rain.

What to Know

  • Snow, sleet and heavy rain are expected Thursday. Roads could be slippery midday.
  • A First Alert is issued for snow and sleet is issued from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Philly, northern Delaware and points north and west.
  • Heavy rain then becomes a concern for the entire region through midnight.

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Winter may not officially be here yet, but that won't stop snow from falling. We're expecting the first snow and possibly sleet of the season to arrive Thursday.

The worst effects of this storm should happen after the morning rush. The best chance to see accumulating snow will be in neighborhoods north and west of Philadelphia.

Still, most of the region will see some flakes with the exception of the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. Some towns could see bursts of heavy snow.

A First Alert will go into effect Thursday at 8 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. for all of the area — except for southern Delaware and South Jersey. That's for snow and ice. The First Alert then transitions to a threat of heavy rain for the entire region from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Because the storm will begin with fairly heavy forms of rain, snow and sleet, there is a possibility that some snow will stick — particularly in our northernmost neighborhoods.

The chance of seeing an inch or more of snow is highest in the Lehigh Valley and western sections of the Pennsylvania suburbs. There's a moderate chance in the Philadelphia area.

Be careful driving especially in the late morning and afternoon when heavy precipitation could limit visibility.

By the evening, warmer air will begin to push into our neighborhoods and any snow left behind will quickly melt off.

One to 2 inches of rain could fall in some neighborhoods.

PennDOT, DelDOT and N\JDOT are all preparing for the first snowfall of the season and if they are doing that so should you. Hardware stores are stocked with all of your snowfall needs. A reminder to take it slow and give yourself extra time Thursday.

Snowstorms in November can be finicky — temperatures could change, meaning the storm's effects will change as well. So it's important to keep checking back with the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team on TV and on the NBC10 app for the latest forecast as the storm approaches.

Oh, and if you haven't had the chance to check it out yet, meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz just shared his annual Long-Range Winter Weather Forecast and it's looking like this storm will be the first of many this winter. 

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