The Snow’s Not Over: Wintry Mix Could Make For an Icy Evening Commute

Freezing rain and sleet could prompt treacherous conditions on Monday afternoon.

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UPDATE: Philadelphia public and Archdiocesan schools will close at 1 p.m. on Monday due to inclement weather. All after-school activities are canceled. For a full list of school closures, check with NBC10.

Our recent sub-freezing stretch could end on Monday (thank goodness), but that doesn’t mean we’re in the clear when it comes to snow and ice.

A wintry mix on Monday could make for a messy evening commute. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the region between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday.

Forecasters say we’ll see snow, sleet and freezing rain starting around 3 p.m. Combined with the recent cold, the conditions could produce thin sheets of ice some areas.

The weather could also pose a hazard for the Tuesday morning commute, as any ice will likely remain throughout the night. Be prepared for slippery roads on both days, and use caution when traveling. For the latest road conditions in your area, call 511.

On the bright side, we’ll likely warm up a bit later this week. Thursday and Friday could see temperatures between 45 and 55 degrees Fahrenheit, bringing somewhat of a relief after the recent deep freeze (which brought the city a slew of frozen pipes, water main breaks and record cold). So just pray we can hold out till then.