A major storm will bring heavy snow from parts of North Carolina to parts of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey spanning later Tuesday into Thursday.
However, dozens of other cities in the region and towns and rural areas in between could receive anywhere from a couple of inches of slush to a foot or more of back-breaking snow and power outages. These include Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Dover, Del., and Vineland, N.J. These areas are likely to receive rain during part of the storm and a larger percentage of the snow that falls is more likely to melt for a time.
A snow/rain mix will move into Philadelphia during tomorrow’s morning commute. That mix will change to mainly rain throughout the day. By the evening, cold temperatures will wrap into the storm and we could see a heavy, wet snow.
In the last 18 hours, the National Weather Service snow maps have undergone changes, with winter-storm watches now posted for Chester and Delaware Counties.
The map shows up to 6 inches in far southwestern Chester County, and 2 to 4 in and around Philly.
Should that hold, this would become the heftiest official snow of the season in Philadelphia, where the biggest total of the season has been a paltry 1.5 inches.
Get ready for the SNOWQUESTER!