Rain, Snow Mix Arrives Early on 2018 Groundhog Day - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Rain, Snow Mix Arrives Early on 2018 Groundhog Day

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    NBC10 First Alert Weather: Friday Forecast

    Rain and snow will be moving out Friday morning. NBC10 First Alert Weather Bill Henley looks ahead to the weekend.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 2, 2018)

    Brief snow arrived pre-dawn Friday morning, as Groundhog Day started off with a sloppy early commute for some.

    Rain began late Thursday as a storm system moved in from the west. The temperature across the Lehigh and Delaware valleys dipped enough below freezing for just long enough to change the precipitation into a wintry mix or snow for a short time in many areas.

    Temperatures will remain in the 30s for most of early Friday into the morning commute.

    There should be little accumulation for most of the region despite some snow continuing to fall on-and-off through the morning.

    A handful of schools opened late Friday due to the weather.

    By 8 a.m., most of the wet weather had moved off the coast with scattered snow showers remaining in some neighborhoods and leaving a dusting of snow.

    The small system portends a larger one that will make Super Bowl LII on Sunday a messy travel day throughout the Philadelphia region and South Jersey.

    "It could start off as a little bit of snow, especially in Lehigh Valley, Berks County, where maybe they could get a couple inches," NBC10 meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz said. "But the atmosphere is going to be warming up big time, and changing anything to rain."