A storm developing in Texas will track just south of our area Saturday. With cold air already in place, plus a southern track like that, it adds up to likely snow over much of our area.
But the storm is not expected to strengthen too much, or bring up enough moisture, to make it a major storm but it should still leave at least a couple of inches of snow on much of the region.
Snow should start around daybreak Saturday, or even a bit earlier in western counties. With temperatures below freezing, the snow will stick on untreated surfaces. The snow should continue through much of the day, keeping temperatures in the mid-30s at best.
The snow is expected to be heaviest between 9 a.m. and noon but should continue throughout the day. Some melting could occur when the snow gets lighter.
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Most of the area is expected to get 2 to 4 inches of snow, and that includes the Philadelphia area, and even counties just south of there. Enough rain should mix in farther south to limit any accumulation.
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The storm will move out Saturday evening, with increasing winds and colder air moving in for Sunday. Then, the new year starts of cold -- even for January.