Philadelphia public, archdiocesan schools closed Wednesday due to snow

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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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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