Rain Slowly Changing to Snow Thursday Morning

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What to Know

  • Two chances for snow are expected, for some, as temps cool off to end the week.
  • Rain changed to snow slowly from north and west to south and east Thursday.
  • Stay tuned for more on Saturday's weather event.

Here we snow again, and again -- for some.

There are two more chances for snow to fall in parts of the Philadelphia region this week after flakes fell Sunday night into Monday morning. The first snowfall, as expected, wasn't significant but came through at a rough time, while the second snow event could impact your weekend plans in southern and eastern neighborhoods.

Here's what the First Alert Weather Team is tracking:

Snowy Thursday Morning Commute ❄️

With overnight temps still above freezing after warming to around 50 Wednesday, the wet weather started as rain. Temps then dropped slower than expected Thursday morning leading to snow developing later than initially thought.

The rain started to transition to snow before 7 a.m. in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and northern and western suburbs as temps dropped. Snow could be seen falling in Allentown and began sticking to the ground after 8 a.m.

The rain/snow line then moved toward Philadelphia and the immediate neighborhoods around 9 a.m. Delaware and South Jersey started seeing some snowflakes by 10 a.m.

This is only expected to be a minor snowfall. A coating to about an inch of wet snow could wind up falling, likely sticking to colder surfaces like parked cars and grass.

Be prepared for a slower-than-normal commute due to the wintry weather. More intense bands of snow could fall causing slippery roads and sidewalks, especially where heavy rain overnight washed away any road treatments.

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Any snowfall started tapering off north to south midday and the precipitation should be off shore entirely by early afternoon. Temps then continue to dip into Thursday night and into the teens by Friday morning.

As those temps dip, anything left on sidewalks, roadways and other surfaces will quickly freeze. So, watch out for icy spots overnight, especially in parts of Delaware and South Jersey.

Saturday Snow Possible for Some ❄️

High temps on Friday won't get out of the 20s under partly cloudy skies. Then the next potential winter storm moves in late Friday night into Saturday morning with the risk of some snow.

This storm as of the latest models appears to be taking a track more off shore, which means snow is still possible for coastal Delaware and the Jersey Shore and into South Jersey. Philadelphia and the immediate suburbs are looking more likely to stay dry.

It is still too soon to determine estimated snow totals and the track of the storm could still fluctuate. So stay tuned. It all depends on how close to the coast the storm tracks.

As always, be sure to have the most recent version of the NBC10 App downloaded to your phone and tablet and keep watching our newscasts for the latest weather details.

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