Schools Closed; Snow Has Arrived
[Update 8:15 a.m.]
The snow has arrived, and the pictures are pouring in on social media.
— Aileen Thomas (@athomas1107) March 5, 2015
Chance of snow today… pic.twitter.com/uhkDHyLAXb
— Rodney Anonymous (@RodneyAnon) March 5, 2015
— justin sillner (@justinsillner) March 5, 2015
The closest thing a trial lawyer gets to a snow day is—well— an actual snow day. pic.twitter.com/zywFnjkRoJ
— Leo M Mulvihill, Jr (@FishtownLawyer) March 5, 2015
[Original 5:41 a.m.]
Well, Philadelphia schools are closed today:
And forecasters still say snow is on the way (even though we just looked outside in Center City and saw none):
Yes, the public seems a bit confused:
But forecasters say the overnight precipitation will become an all-day snow around dawn.
Estimated Changeover Timeline
1 a.m. to 3 a.m. — Rain changes over to snow in Poconos, Lehigh Valley, North and West Suburbs
3 a.m. to 5 a.m. — Changeover to snow in Philadelphia, northern Delaware & South Jersey
5 a.m. to 8 a.m.— Changeover to snow in southern Delaware & extreme South Jersey
Expect plenty of snow during the Thursday morning rush and lasting through the morning and afternoon(outside of points to the north). The snow is expected to clear out around 5 p.m. and should be gone before the PM rush.
THURSDAY: Snow, heavy at times with falling temperatures. Heaviest snow in Philadelphia is from 7am to 1pm. It will taper off to lighter snow from 3pm to 6pm. Snowfall totals will range from 4-8″ for most areas with 2-4″ in the Lehigh Valley. High: 32 early, then falling.
TONIGHT: Clearing and quite cold. Near record low temperatures possible (record low is 10 set back in 1978). Lows 0/12
We’ll update as necessary.