Winter Storm Warning Issued as Philly Braces for More Snow

The National Weather Service says we can expect 4 to 6 inches of wet, heavy snow, starting overnight and continuing throughout Wednesday.

Graphic: National Weather Service

The early part of March is certainly roarin’ like a lion in our neck of the woods as Philly braces for its second winter snowstorm in less than a week.

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for most of southeast Pennsylvania, with this latest system expected to drop 4 to 6 inches of snow in the Philadelphia area.

According to the NWS, snowfall tonight through Wednesday evening will be a heavy, wet snow, and could result in downed trees and power lines. Additional power outages are likely. Travel will be extremely difficult, especially for the Wednesday evening commute.

NWS meteorologists predict high winds developing in the northeast U.S. will pick up steam on Wednesday, increasing to 15 to 25 mph in most areas, with the potential to grow up to 30 mph. While winds will not be as strong as those in last Friday’s storm, the weakened state of many trees and power lines leave them vulnerable.

Snowfall amounts are subject to change. Because we’re in the midst of a late season snowstorm, the good news is the sun angle is higher in March compared to January – which means snow will melt relatively quickly, with temperatures warming back up to the 40s on Thursday and Friday.