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Freezing Rain Starts Arriving, Making for Slick, Dangerous Driving

The entire region should be getting just rain by Sunday afternoon, but there's a chance of a refreeze overnight

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Freezing rain began moving into northern neighborhoods in the Philadelphia region Sunday morning, a development that could make for dangerous driving conditions.

The NBC10 First Alert Weather Team has issued a First Alert from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Pennsylvania suburbs, Berks County and the Lehigh Valley as light but steady freezing rain falls through the morning.

Though only about one-tenth of an inch of ice is expected, this will turn roads, sidewalks and other surfaces slippery. Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey have issued speed restrictions as a result.

Philadelphia and neighborhoods south and east will be getting chilly rain by late morning.

As the morning progresses, though, temperatures are expected to rise above freezing from south to north, tuning precipitation into rain. In turn, even Berks County and the Lehigh Valley should be getting rain by 1 p.m.

The rain will continue to fall into Sunday night. However, low temperatures overnight could mean that any rain left behind turns into ice, creating potentially icy roads Monday morning, as well.

To stay aware of the changes and receive important weather alerts, make sure to download the free NBC10 app and watch our meteorologists’ forecasts on all platforms.

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