AccuWeather Alert: Snow and Sleet Wednesday

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Cecily Tynan with AccuWeather during Action News at 6 p.m. on February 19, 2019.

We have plenty of sunshine in store today with a few patchy clouds at times and a cool high of 39.

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TONIGHT: Clouds increase ahead of an approaching winter storm. The low is 27. Some snow is possible by dawn in southern Delaware.

WEDNESDAY: Clouds are thick at daybreak. Delaware and other southeastern portions of the region could get clipped with the first snowflakes before the morning rush hour is over. But for most areas, including Philadelphia, snow probably holds off until after the rush is over. The steadiest snow, mixing with sleet, falls around lunchtime into the afternoon, creating problems on the roads. Wednesday evening is when the transition to rain across the area occurs from south to north, likely after sunset in Philadelphia. Northern communities, like the Lehigh Valley and Poconos, may never fully transition to plain rain. Icing would be more likely in those northern areas. Right now, it looks like Philadelphia and the I-95 corridor will likely get around 3" of snow & sleet. South Jersey and Delaware receive a general 1" to 3". Areas along I-95 and all of southeastern PA will see 3" to 5" of snow & sleet. The change from snow to sleet will likely not happen until very late in the day before eventually changing over to all rain later in the evening. Temperatures hover around 33 much of the day before rising at night.
THURSDAY: There could be some leftover rain early, but that should end fairly quickly and we see some sun returning during the afternoon. It's breezy with our high improving to a very mild 55. Most of our recent snow could actually melt, given the sun, the mild air and the drying breeze.

FRIDAY: Look for partly sunny skies with a high around 46.

SATURDAY: Sun gives way to clouds, probably during the morning. Some rain arrives in the afternoon and evening and continues through the night. The high is 44.

SUNDAY: Clouds hang tough with some additional rain possible at times. The high bumps up to a mild 60 degrees.

MONDAY: Look for a partly sunny, breezy afternoon with a high around 48.

TUESDAY: Sun mixes with a few clouds. The high is 43.

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