PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - A number of schools, including Philadelphia public schools and those under the city's archdiocese, will be closed Wednesday due to snow.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the storm, which is expected to bring accumulating snow, sleet and rain to the region. The watch goes into effect at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Snow will creep in late morning and transition to rain during the evening rush hour. It should transition to rain into Thursday morning.
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Due to the forecasted inclement weather, all School District of Philadelphia schools will be closed Wednesday, February 20, 2019. This decision has been made due to current projections of snowy weather that will make it difficult to travel.— Dr. William Hite (@SDPHite) February 19, 2019
***ARCHDIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS AND PAROCHIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS— Archdiocese Phila. (@ArchPhilly) February 19, 2019
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA TO BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019*** https://t.co/gFmZ3vi0fw
Snow totals will vary depending on when the transition occurs, but a few inches are expected in the metro area.
The region is expected to dry out Thursday afternoon through Saturday morning.
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Snow accumulates during the day tomorrow before the change to sleet and ice and eventually to rain. Amounts will vary depending on when the transition occurs. Expect at least a few inches in the metro area. Details all morning @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/uxbe06VX6h— Sue Serio (@SueSerioFox29) February 19, 2019
Wintry Wednesday! A variety of winter weather arrives tomorrow and makes a midweek mess. Snow will accumulate before the changeover to rain at night. More details all morning #fox29goodday pic.twitter.com/0ZRBQSbaxE— Sue Serio (@SueSerioFox29) February 19, 2019