Light snow ahead of 6-12" of snow Wednesday; schools announce early dismissals

- The first day of spring is slated to see some light snow and sleet ahead of nor'easter number four, which will bring wet, heavy snow to the region on Wednesday. A breakdown of what to expect can be found below:

TIMING

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for our area Tuesday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued starting 6 p.m. Tuesday into Wednesday evening.

Most of the area will see wet snow, sleet and freezing rain Tuesday. The evening commute may be slippery, so allow yourself extra time to get home.

Wednesday afternoon is when you can expect the heaviest snow. Thundersnow is even possible with this system. Winds will gust 25-35 MPH. The storm will taper off at night, but there won't be much of a break between systems.

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TOTALS

Starting Wednesday afternoon, we should be seeing 1 to 3 inch per hour accumulation rates, poor visibility and white-outs.

The Philadelphia area may see 6-9 inches of snow. Down the shore, around 3-6 inches of snowfall is expected.

EARLY DISMISSALS: Track early school dismissals from FOX 29

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