2-Part Snowstorm Could Drop 18 Inches of Snow

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Light snow began falling in parts of our area overnight as a major snowstorm, expected to bring a one-two punch of snow to the area, moved into the region.

We won't see much accumulation Sunday night into Monday. However, the second half of the storm is when the real damage will be done as the storm could intensify enough to bring 18 inches of snow or more to parts of the region.

A fast-moving Alberta clipper moved in between late Sunday and will last into the Monday morning commute - dropping 1 to 3 inches of snow during the day Monday. The second part of the storm will bring major accumulations.

As the storm moves off shore Monday afternoon, it's expected to develop and rapidly intensify into a nor'easter that will then strike the area again around 7 p.m. Monday.

While models differ over the severity of the storm, the latest models from the National Weather Service forecast nearly 20 inches of snow for parts of the area by Tuesday. The nor'easter will bring heavy, blowing snow to the region, hitting Central New Jersey and areas along the Jersey Shore the hardest.

As a result, the Weather Service issued a winter storm warning from noon Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday for Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery and Upper Bucks counties.

A winter storm watch is also in effect for New Castle, Cecil, Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton and Chester Counties from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

Finally, a blizzard warning is in effect from noon Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday for Ocean County, Middlesex County and Monmouth County.


Delaware/NJ Shore

10 p.m. Sunday - Midnight - Wintry mix moves in

Midnight - 4 p.m. Monday - Wintry mix continues

Mon. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Wintry mix changes to snow

Mon 10 p.m. - Tues. 4 a.m. - Snow continues

4 a.m. Tues. - noon Tues. - Heaviest snow falls

Noon Tues. - 4 p.m. Tues. - Snow clears

Poconos/Lehigh/North and West Suburbs

10 p.m. Sun - Midnight - Light snow moves in

Midnight - 7 a.m. Monday - Light snow continues

7 a.m. Mon. - 2 p.m. Mon. - Light snow continues

2 p.m. Mon. - Midnight - Snow continues

Midnight - 8 a.m. Tues. - Snow continues

8 a.m. Tues. - 4 p.m. Tues. - Snow continues

4 p.m. Tues. - 6 p.m. Tues. - Snow clears

Philly/I-95 Corridor

11 p.m. Sun. - Midnight - Light snow moves in

Midnight - 5 a.m. Mon. - Light snow becomes widespread

5 a.m. Mon. - 10 a.m. Mon.- Light snow continues

10 a.m. Mon. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Light snow continues

4 p.m. Mon. to 9 p.m. Mon. - Snow tapers off

9 p.m. Mon. to 5 a.m. Tues. - Snow redevelops, heavier snow falls

5 a.m. Tues. - 11 a.m. Tues. - Heavy snow continues

11 a.m. Tues. to 4 p.m. Tues. - Snow clears

In all, the storm could drop up to 18 inches of snow in parts of the area before it tapers off Tuesday afternoon.


Philly/I-95 Corridor (Now until Tuesday morning)

Philadelphia - 8 to 12 inches

Trenton/Mount Holly/Toms River - 12 to 18 inches

Wilmington/Pottstown/Reading - 5 to 7 inches

Poconos/Lehigh, North and West Suburbs (Now until Tuesday morning)

Mount Pocono/Lehighton/Allentown/Kutztown/Pottstown - 7 to 10 inches

Stroudsburg/Wind Gap/Bethlehem/Quakertown - 8 to 12 inches

Doylestown - 12 to 18 inches

Reading/Lancaster - 7 to 10 inches

Delaware/Jersey Shore (Now until Tuesday morning)

Atlantic City/Beach Haven - 12 to 18 inches

Millville/Ocean City/Wildwood - 8 to 12 inches

Dover/Rehoboth Beach - 5 to 7 inches

Bethany Beach - 3 to 6 inches

The forecast for the second part of the storm could change as the system develops. So stay with NBC10 News and the NBC10 News app for the latest First Alert Weather updates.


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