PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - 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:
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.
WINTER STORM WARNING! Get ready for a messy couple of weather days. The worst happens Wednesday. Heavy snow. Some get double-digit accumulation totals. And just for good measure: Thundersnow possible tomorrow afternoon. Get ready..... pic.twitter.com/5X2KT79p7Y— Sue Serio (@SueSerioFox29) March 20, 2018
Power Outages Possible. Now is a good time to get ready in case you lose power at your house. We're expecting lots of heavy wet snow tomorrow, along with gusty winds. That combination could bring down trees and power lines. pic.twitter.com/rDdAt9iFmz— Sue Serio (@SueSerioFox29) March 20, 2018
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.
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