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Snow Takes a Break

Storm shouldn't be as big as past storms



    Snow Takes a Break

    Flurries began to fall in parts of the Philadelphia region Monday afternoon and was done by morning. There is still a possibility that we'll see more snow Tuesday afternoon, but it if we do, it should not be much, compared to the last two snowfalls.

    This should be a much weaker storm than the previous ones. On the Earthwatch Winter Storm scale that goes from 1 (trivial) to 5 (crippling, like the three ones we've had this winter), this storm should only be a 1 or 2 (nuisance) around the Philadelphia area.

    Most parts of the area should see less than six inches of the white stuff.

    South Jersey and Delaware1 inch or less
    Philadelphia, Pa. suburbs and Central Jersey1 to 3 inches
    Lancaster, Reading, Allentown and Lehigh Valley2 to 4 inches
    Poconos and above4 to 6 inches

    The Poconos could be the hardest hit as up to a half foot of snow was estimated, but spots to the south and east should see far less.

    Snow should change to rain in the Philadelphia area during the evening, and could turn briefly back to snow before ending in the middle of the night. By the a.m. rush Tuesday, it should be dry around most of the area, as the "dry slot" of the storm moves in.

    As the storm moves away, we should see some snow on the backside, leading to small accumulations Tuesday afternoon.

    Philadelphia could see between 1 and 3 inches as rain possibly mixes in with the snow -- helping to melt any new snow that falls.

    Overall, not much snow was expected across South Jersey and southern Delaware due to the warmer air and rain falling.

    Fog began to roll in late Monday night as the winds calmed down.

    Get the latest on closures and up-to-date radar over in the Winter Weather Center.