Precipitation is expected to begin as light rain late Wednesday afternoon, then gradually change over to light snow from north to south during the evening hours, after the afternoon commute.
This will be a nuisance event, not a major winter storm, with 1 to 3 inches possible by the time precipitation ends early Thursday morning. 1 to 2 inches are expected in the southern Poconos and northwest New Jersey, with up to 3 inches possible between the I-78 and I-95 corridors. The Delmarva and far southern New Jersey may get all rain.
This will be a wet snow, not a dry snow like we experienced during the past few events.
Temperatures are expected to rise into the 40s on Thursday, so much of the snow should melt at that time.
No stream or coastal flooding is expected with this event.
The probability of a significant winter storm this coming weekend appears low at this time. Stay tuned for updates as we go through the week.
Unless conditions change, this will be the only briefing package for this event.For the latest forecast & warning information, monitor our website at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/
Briefing package is available at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi/briefing/packages/current_briefing.pdf