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.
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.
ALL School District of Philadelphia schools and District early childhood centers will dismiss early at 1 p.m. TODAY, January 8. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for today are canceled as well. #PHLed
— Philadelphia Schools (@PHLschools) January 8, 2018
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.
Ice is nothing to fool with. Years ago Philly had an ice storm, and it was no joke. Lots of slip & fall, and car accidents. Take public transportation. Ice as thin as paper can be a disaster https://t.co/0KgemTjCF7
— PhillyChitChat (@HughE_Dillon) January 8, 2018
Winter Weather Advisory now in effect for much of the region for a period of freezing rain Monday afternoon and evening. Please give yourself extra travel time for the Monday evening commute, as roads will become slick. Full details can be found here: https://t.co/oG2LncV2Ag pic.twitter.com/kB7b3emDCE
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) January 7, 2018
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.