WINTER STORM WARNING: Philadelphia AccuWeather forecast for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware – WPVI-TV

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Our nor’easter passes by along our coastline today, bringing strong winds, whipping wind at the Jersey Shore and more snow to areas near I-95 and north. The heaviest snow potential of this event is from late this morning into early evening as our actual nor’easter (coastal low) passes by our coastline. A band of heavy snow will develop (the best chance of this is in our NW suburbs). An additional 6-12″ on top of the roughly 6″ that’s already fallen is possible with wind-whipped snow causing dangerous travel and low visibility. Less certain is how much addition snow we get closer to I-95. While some models allow for another 3-5″ on top of the 3-6″ we’ve already seen, others this morning are suggesting that a slot of dry air wedges into areas near Philadelphia, delaying and suppressing some of this additional snow. We’ve already gotten a general 3-5″ or more near I-95. Another 3-5″ or so is possible, but only if that dry air fails to make a strong run at the city. As the low fully forms and makes its move north, we’ll be watching to see how that plays out.

Again, the first round of snow has deposited at least 3-6″. More is expected later this morning and this afternoon in Southeastern Pennsylvania with areas of Delaware and New Jersey closer to the Delaware River seeing some additional accumulation as well, perhaps a few inches (although this also could diminished by that possible surge of dry air). Today’s high is 34. It will be blustery with gusts as high to 35-50 mph, with the highest winds at the Shore where a Coastal Flood Warning is in place with moderate coastal flooding at times of high tide into Tuesday and some beach erosion.

TONIGHT: Periods of snow will continue across much of the region, although the intensity and rate of accumulation will slacken off. Travel will probably still be difficult. The low is 32.

Snowfall totals: Our far western counties can expect 12 to 18″ (mainly north of the PA Turnpike), the I-95 corridor will likely see 8-12″, South Jersey 4-8″ and coastal areas 1-4″ (washed away by rain).

TUESDAY: Clouds will still be circulating through the region around our slowly departing storm and lingering snow showers and flurries are also likely, but little additional accumulation is expected. It will also be breezy and cold with a high of just 35 and wind chills in the 20s.

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WEDNESDAY: Clouds will mix with some sun. It’s still till breezy and cold. The high is 36.

THURSDAY: Look for partly to mostly sunny skies with a high of 38. It probably won’t be quite as breezy.

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy return. It’s more seasonable with a high of 42. Rain is possible late in the day and at night.

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SATURDAY: This is a cloudy day with rain possible. The high is 39.

SUNDAY: Sun mixes with clouds. The high is a chilly 37. A shower is possible at night.

MONDAY: Clouds mix with occasional sun. It’s windy and colder with a high of only 26. A snow shower can’t be ruled out.

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