First Alert

Watch Out for Icy Spots on Your Commute

Some icy conditions are possible in the Lehigh Valley and colder suburbs Tuesday morning due to cold rain and temperatures around freezing.

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What to Know

  • Some icy spots are possible on untreated surfaces Tuesday morning.
  • Temps hovered around freezing and winds gusted Tuesday morning.
  • Conditions are expected to clear later in the day after more rain falls.

After light snow fell on parts of the greater Philadelphia region Monday, some icy spots became the concern during the Tuesday morning commute.

A First Alert is in effect for the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and the western Pennsylvania suburbs until 9 a.m. Tuesday. There is concern for icy conditions due to colder temperatures below the freezing mark in those neighborhoods. Power outages could also occur.

The system didn't drop excessive amounts of snow due to temps mostly above freezing, and it switched to rain for most areas by the early afternoon Monday. But, freezing rain overnight created some slippery spots.

Out of an abundance of caution, dozens of suburban schools and districts announced early dismissals Monday and some opened late Tuesday.

The rain is expected to finally clear out later Tuesday night. The high only gets to around 40.

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