6:00 AM | ***"Clipper" accumulating snow today...major coastal storm threat for early this weekend***

6-Day Forecast

Today

Cloudy, cold, periods of snow mainly during the afternoon hours, there can be some rain or sleet mixed in briefly at the onset to the south and east of Philly, highs in the low-to-mid 30’s

Tonight

Mainly cloudy, cold, snow winds down later this evening perhaps followed by a period of freezing drizzle, total snow accumulations on the order of 1-3 inches, even higher amounts across central Delaware and southern New Jersey where 3-5 inches can fall, lows in the mid-to-upper 20’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, breezy, cold, mid 30’s

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, low 20’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cold, low-to-mid 30’s

Saturday

Major storm potential...Mostly cloudy skies, cold, chance for snow or a combination of snow and rain, mid 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, cold, mid-to-upper 30’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for snow, low 30’s

Discussion

A “clipper” system is spreading snow into the Mid-Atlantic region this morning and accumulations of 1-3 inches are likely in the Philly metro region by later this evening. The “clipper” system will intensify as it reaches the relatively warm waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and this could result in an enhanced snowfall later today across central Delaware and southern New Jersey where 3-5 inches can accumulate. The snow can be briefly mixed with rain or sleet at the onset and there can be some freezing drizzle later this evening once the snow lightens up, but the bulk of this event will be in the form of snow around here.

Looking ahead, another storm could affect the region early this weekend and this one carries much more potential as it would be of the “coastal” variety with considerably more in the way of moisture. It is still too early to tell if the precipitation from this storm would be snow or a mixture of rain and snow in the I-95 corridor as temperatures will be only marginally cold; however, the potential does exist for significant snow accumulations. Another storm may follow quickly by early next week.

Video

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