Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Touch of Rain and Snow For Southern Portions of The Delaware Valley: Mainly For Saturday Night Into Sunday AM !

Issued: 8:00 AM
Saturday: 02/04/12

Light rain and snow event, Saturday night into Sunday Morning:
Mainly for areas south of PHL, some light snow accumulations possible over Northern DE and interior Southern NJ.

A weak area of low pressure now in the southern Plains and Lower Midwest, will move quickly eastward to the Tenn Valley tonight, then to the Carolina Coast by Sunday morning. Cloudiness will increase during the day as this system approaches and some periods of light rain and sleet will move into DE and Southern NJ during this evening.

For areas just north and west of PHL will just see some cloud cover and maybe a snow shower or a few flurries tonight and early Sunday morning.

For areas south and east of PHL, over DE and SJ will have the best chance for some rain and snow from Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Over northern DE and Interior Southern NJ, Periods of light rain and sleet will mix with and change to some light snow during the overnight hours and continue into early Sunday morning before tapering of and ending by noon. Some of these areas could see a Coating to near 1" of snow. Temps will be in the low to mid 30's later tonight into early Sunday morning, so a few slick spots could develop on untreated surfaces.

Over portions of Central DE and Extreme Southern NJ, some snow and sleet will be mixed in later tonight, but I expect little or no accumulation in these areas, as temps will remain above freezing in the mid to upper 30's.

As we head into next week, I'm keeping an eye on a possible light snow event for later Wednesday into Wednesday night. At this time it's not looking like anything major, but this system sould bring some snow and colder temperatures towards mid-week. I'll have more on this Monday or Tuesday.

Take Care,
Ruggie

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