A winter blast could hit parts of the area late Wednesday night into Thursday with six or more inches of snow possible in the mountains.
Although the great majority of this storm will be rain, a change to wet snow at the end is likely in some areas. In fact, a Winter Storm Watch is in effect Wednesday night for the Poconos -- where several inches are possible at higher elevations -- and for Carbon and Monroe Counties.
But it’s not just going to snow in the Poconos.
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The heaviest rain of the entire storm will be Wednesday night. Colder air will move in as the storm starts moving out and the biggest question is how quickly the cold air will arrive.
The best chance for accumulating snow is in areas well north and west of Philadelphia, with the most in the highest elevations of Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Accumulating show is also likely in parts of Chester, Montgomery and Bucks Counties -- especially at the higher elevations of those counties.
Flooding could also be a concern as heavy rains pound the area throughout parts of Wednesday. A Flood Watch is in effect for much of the area from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night.
Some brief snow accumulation could even happen along the I-95 corridor.
This snow would not occur until after 11 p.m. Wednesday (earlier in Poconos), and the snow should move out BEFORE the Thursday morning rush -- we could even see sunshine later Thursday morning.
Also, most of the snow should melt on the roads, except when the snow is coming down the hardest. That should be happening when most people are asleep.