Weather Authority: Storm brings early taste of winter with snow, sleet and rain

- The snow is transitioning to rain for most of the area.  Snow, rain, sleet fell through most of the day in most of the area. Winter is still five weeks away on the calendar, but this wintry blast in fall made for a messy commute home Thursday.

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Philadelphia and Delaware counties saw between 2-4 inches, Chester County got between 3-5 inches while Burlington, Camden, Gloucester counties saw between 3-4 inches.

The wintry mix left roadways slick causing a number of cars and buses to spin out, creating traffic issues on several major roadways. All travel was tricky on Thursday, at 30th Street Station a majority of trains were either delayed or canceled due to the storm. SEPTA says it was a signaling issue on Amtrak’s rails which impacted both Amtrak and SEPTA trains Thursday. Many riders were forced to camp out for hours.

WINTER OUTLOOK: Winter 2018-19 Outlook for Philadelphia: Above average snowfall ahead

As the Nor’easter moves off the New England Coast, high pressure will move into our area. Friday will be sunny, chilly and windy with temperatures below normal.

FOX 29 meteorologists say it’s been a decade since the Delaware Valley saw snow in November. 

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