PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A winter weather advisory is in effect for Philadelphia, surrounding suburbs and northern Delaware from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, and for Upper Bucks, northwestern Montgomery and Berks counties and the Lehigh Valley from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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The area started seeing snow at 8am as the cold air filled in behind the rain this morning. CBS3’s Wakisha Bailey was in Lehigh County when the snow started falling.
Winter weather ends for the most part by noon Thursday, but snow can linger on the shore until the early hours of the afternoon.
Snowfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are likely for much of the region with lower totals expected for the Poconos and immediate New Jersey coastline.
The maximum will likely occur at midnight and temperatures will drop into the 20s by mid to late morning Thursday.
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Thus, the snow will stick and remain on the untreated surfaces. Expect reduced visibility, slippery roads, driveways and sidewalks for much of the morning.
Thursday evening’s ride will be dry, but with temperatures continuing to drop, any accumulated snowfall will freeze to create potentially frigid conditions.
Prepare for extreme cold settling in during the evening hours with wind chills dropping into the single digits at 10 p.m.
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