On & Off Snow Possible Through the Day

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A stubborn nor'easter brought scattered snow showers to many parts of the Philadelphia region Thursday leaving inches of snow in some areas.

The same storm that brought heavy rain and wind to the region Tuesday brought snow showers to the region overnight and into Thursday.

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"The atmosphere has finally cooled down enough so we're not getting rain anymore, we're getting snow showers," said NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Bill Henley.

Even with temps hovering slightly above freezing, snow fell and accumulated.

"Most of the area just got a dusting limited to grassy areas or cars," said Bill.

The snow, however, did pile up in places like Long Pond in the Poconos (3.8 inches); Mohnton, Berks County (1.8 inches); Elverson, Chester County (1.6 inches); and Spring Mont, Montgomery County (1.5 inches), according to National Weather Service spotters.

Snow showers should continue on and off through the day and as temps hover close to freezing so be careful driving.

“The temperatures are critical… there could still be some slick spots,” said NBC10 First Alert Weather chief meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz.

Glenn said the threat of slippery roads should continue as the snow tapers off Thursday afternoon into evening. Be careful of icy spots especially in parking lots, offramps and side streets, said Glenn.

Slippery roads already caused crashes in parts of the area including one in Wyncote, Pennsylvania where a car slipped and struck a police officer responding to an earlier crash, according to police.

High temperatures remained in the 30s Thursday afternoon leaving the possibility for snow to stick to area streets -- a coating or more could be seen in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware -- especially central Delaware.

Bill said that the air should dry out overnight but winds will continue.

Winds will make it feel even colder outside, but relatively milder weather is expected for the weekend as temperatures start to push into the mid- to high-40s on Saturday.

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