The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in advance of 2 Nor'easters heading our way to usher in the first days of Spring. Tomorrow, look for what Adam Joseph calls a 'nuisance event.... starting in the morning, look for rain and snow move into the area which may yield a coating to 3 inch of snow by evening, with the threat of freezing rain in the evening when temps drop. Then, the storm is expected to take a break before Phase 2 of the Nor'easter moves in during the morning rush hour yielding total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with some areas seeing up to 11 inches.
Get the official word from the National Weather Service
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 336 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018 ...A dangerous storm threatens heavy accumulations of wind driven sleet and snow which may cause widespread power outages and make travel very difficult at times... .A pair of back to back noreaster`s Tuesday and Wednesday mornings will merge into a single intense storm off the mid Atlantic coast by Wednesday afternoon and then head for Nantucket Island early Thursday. Travel plans will be substantially altered by Wednesday. Consideration should be given to no unnecessary travel Wednesday afternoon and evening when the heaviest snow with 1 to 3 inch per hour accumulation rates should occur. DEZ001-MDZ008-012-NJZ016>019-PAZ070-071-101-102-104-200900- /O.NEW.KPHI.WW.Y.0015.180320T1200Z-180320T2200Z/ /O.NEW.KPHI.WS.A.0006.180320T2200Z-180322T0300Z/ New Castle-Cecil-Kent MD-Salem-Gloucester-Camden- Northwestern Burlington-Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester- Eastern Chester-Eastern Montgomery- Including the cities of Wilmington, Elkton, Chestertown, Pennsville, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Media, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Norristown, and Lansdale 336 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY... ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING... *
WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected on Tuesday which should be mostly sleet and freezing rain. Total wet snow and sleet accumulations of up to 2 inches on Tuesday with up to 1 tenth inch of glaze possible. For Wednesday...total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized amounts up to 11 inches. *
WHERE...Portions of southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and northern Delaware. *
WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 8 AM to 6 PM EDT Tuesday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening. *
ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute on Tuesday. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Plan on very difficult travel conditions Wednesday afternoon, including during the evening commute on Wednesday when snowfall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour are expected. Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Widespread power outages are possible, especially Wednesday. Northeast to north wind will gust 25 to 35 MPH at times.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.