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Patchy Black Ice Possible Thursday Morning



    NBC10 First Alert: Patchy Black Ice Forming

    The snow is gone but we could be in for a slippery morning commute due to possible overnight freezing on roads. Brittney has the forecast. (Published Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015)

    Be careful if you're heading out overnight or early Thursday morning. A combination of freezing drizzle, freezing fog and re-freezing moisture could lead to patchy black ice on roads, bridges, overpasses and sidewalks.

    A quick developing Alberta clipper made the Wednesday evening commute a headache for drivers as snow fell throughout the region.

    The First Alert Weather team issued a FIRST ALERT ahead of the snow system which began moving in from the west just before noon in parts of Chester and Berks Counties and began falling along the I-95 corridor around 2:30 p.m. Rain mixed with snow and sleet also hit the Jersey Shore and Delaware.

    The system moved out of the region around 10 p.m. leaving one to three inches of snow in most areas.

    The next concern will be icy conditions. Overnight temperatures will fall below freezing. The cold temperatures combined with leftover moisture could lead to re-freezing and patchy black ice on sidewalks, bridges and roads. Temperatures should rise above freezing between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday.

    While the stormy weather will be gone, we're in for another cloudy and cold day Thursday with temperatures between 37 and 39 degrees. Friday will be mostly sunny before more snow returns to the area. NBC10 is tracking a possible nor'easter that may move in around 1 a.m. Saturday and last until 6 p.m.  At this point however it's too early to tell how much snow it will drop on our region. Check back on the NBC10 website, app and on air for the latest updates on the timing and expected snow totals.