Snow, Sleet And Freezing Rain Impacts The Philadelphia Area

 A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning to 4:00 a.m. Monday for the Philadelphia area.


The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow, sleet, and freezing rain. The Philadelphia area will see around one quarter to one third of an inch of ice and 1-3 inches of snow. The pink on the map is sleet and freezing rain. SIGN UPSchool Closing Alerts


Snow overspread the area Sunday morning. By now, you are probably seeing a transition to sleet and freezing rain, which will continue into the evening. Precipitation will taper off overnight. 

Total accumulations could be over ¼ inch of ice. As a general rule ¼ inch of ice is often the point where you see widespread power outages.

The change over line will gradually push north over the next few hours and could reach as far north as Allentown. At the same time, the sleet/rain mixture will become more liquid and freeze on contact rapidly increasing the ice accumulations.

Between 5-8 p.m. Sunday, will be the "peak" of the storm. Heaviest amounts of rain/sleet falling with the mix area pushing north towards the Lehigh Valley. This is when you will see the greatest accumulation rates of ice across SE PA, all of DE, and all of  NJ. 

Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to low 30s.  Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving. Please give yourself plenty of distance between yourself and all vehicles around you. Also give yourself extra time to reach your destination.As of this hour, most SEPTA bus, subway, trolley and regional rail lines are operating on or close to schedule. According to SEPTA, twelve bus routes are on local detour due to winter weather conditions. Those routes are 7, 14, 15B, 18, 48, 58, 103, 114, 115, 117, H, XH and L. (Route L will suspend service to Plymouth Meeting mall after 5:00 p.m.due to icy road conditions).
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