Snow on the Way?

A pair of weather systems could bring some snow

After a very mild and nearly snowless start to winter, things are about to get interesting this week.

Two weather systems will be affecting us within the next few days.

The first one is pretty weak but has a narrow band of snow in Minnesota as of Wednesday night. It’s going to still be cold enough for snow by the time this area reaches us Thursday night. There is very little moisture, and not much potential for accumulation, but there could be a dusting well north and west of Philadelphia.

The more significant storm moves in late Friday night into Saturday. This storm has a lot more moisture with it but the atmosphere will be getting warmer. That makes it a tough call about snow vs. sleet vs. rain -- especially this far ahead of the event.

But this second storm does have the potential for some snow accumulation -- even in the immediate Philly area. Some computer models are “warmer” than others, leading to limited snow and more sleet before a change to rain. Far northern parts of the area, such as the Lehigh Valley, may have trouble warming up enough to go to plain rain.

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