Nuisance Snow Could Cause Messy Morning Commute

Even though only a few inches of snow are expected around most of the area Friday, the timing of the mostly nuisance storm could mess with the morning commute. 

Snow is expected to develop between late in the north and west Thursday and spreading to the south and east by 1 a.m. Friday.

Most of the snow should accumulate before the morning rush on Friday -- the heaviest after midnight -- likely ending between 5 and 8 a.m. from southwest to northeast.

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So in many areas the snow will stop before the morning rush.

From Philadelphia to the north and west it should remain all snow but farther south and east it could mix with some sleet or rain. Temperatures could remain right at or below freezing so any untreated surfaces could be icy.

AreaPredicted Snowfall
Southernmost Jersey, Atlantic City, DoverNothing to less than 1 inch
Philadelphia, surrounding suburbs, Wilmington, Trenton, Parts of NJ1 to 2 inches
Allentown, Lancaster, Reading2 to 4 inches
Poconos3 to 5 inches

The snow should begin to taper off late in the morning but very cold air should rush in behind the storm. Surfaces that are wet and untreated could freeze over the weekend with the arctic air blast.

Temps could even drop into the single digits Monday morning.

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And there is more cold and snow possible after that so stay tuned.


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