2-Round Mix of Wintry Weather Could Cause Commuter Troubles


What to Know

  • A mix of wintry weather is expected to start moving into the Philadelphia region Sunday night and will last through Tuesday night.

  • We’ll be getting a mix of rain, snow and ice, but it’s expected to be intermittent instead of constant.

  • While not a blockbuster storm, the mix could cause commuter headaches.

The Philadelphia region is bracing for a one-two punch of wintry weather that could cause commuter headaches at the start of the workweek.

This is not expected to be a blockbuster storm, but we will be seeing intermittent periods of snow, rain and ice during the usual commute hours. A First Alert goes into effect starting 6 p.m. Sunday as the first round of light snow starts moving into the region.

Here’s what to watch for:

Round 1

The first round of this storm system will bring light snow to Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley starting late Sunday night. Areas further south, however, could get a mix of rain and snow with a few brief periods of icing.

By Monday morning, the snow could start moving out of the northernmost areas, but there will still be light snow falling along the I-95 Corridor, meaning you might want to give yourself some extra time to head out the door for what could be a slower-than-usual commute.

Philadelphia’s Archdiocesan high schools and parochial schools will open two hours late Monday due to the expected winter weather.

The snow will once again pull out, making for a pretty dry afternoon, barring some lingering rain further south. The commute home, however, could be a little slower again as snow starts to creep back in around 6 p.m. and fall steadily through the overnight hours.

Round 2

Steady snow will continue into Tuesday morning, when some icing could be in play along the I-95 Corridor and make for dicey driving conditions.

That icing threat is greatest in the Lehigh Valley late Tuesday morning through the early afternoon. For the rest of the region, the ice will turn into rain by mid-morning, and that rain will remain heavy during the afternoon through the evening.

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2019-02-11 01:30:00

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