LATEST: 3-6″ of Snow Forecasted for Monday
MONDAY - 4-6" of Snow in Mercer & Bucks County
Several Inches in Philly
Monday's forecast isn't shaping up as well as Sunday's forecast did, unfortunately.
In fact, just after 4 pm on Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for Mercer and Bucks County. The warning is in effect from 6 am Monday until 4 am on Tuesday.
They now are now forecasting that 3-6" of snow across most of our area on Monday.
"Lingering rain overnight will mix with snow or sleet and change over to all snow around daybreak Monday morning. Snow will last for several hours on Monday before dissipating into the late evening hours."
"For most spots, the morning commute will be fine," NBC 10's Steve Sosna forecasted on Sunday evening. "For most spots, the morning commute will be fine. The snow will ramp up as the morning grinds on."
"Your trip home from work or school could be a headache," Sosna said during Sunday evening's broadcast.
"Accumulations of 4-6" are expected with localized higher amounts possible under heavier bands that develop," the National Weather Service warns.
Here's the storm timeline from Townsquare Media's Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow:
—Mid-morning Monday (after 9 a.m.) - Storm system intensifies, snow bands surge from the northwest, and temperatures really start dropping again. At this point, we're looking at snow generally west of the NJ Turnpike.
- Midday (after 1 p.m.) - Midday (after 1 p.m.)... The entire state will flip from rain to snow, but there ill be flip-flopping between a wintry mix and snow on and off throughout the afternoon.
Of course, any bands of heavier snow will cause road conditions to deteriorate rapidly through the afternoon.
— Early evening (after 5 p.m.) - It'll continue to snow until the storm system winds down sometime after 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, the forecast in the Philadelphia metro area (including Burlington County) calls for a snowy, but less in the way of accumulations.
In fact, NBC10's Steve Sosna warns that there will be sharp cut-offs town by town in our area.
"The cutoff between half a foot of snow and only an inch of snow could be separated by 20 miles," Sosna says. "The highest snow totals are expected in points north and east of Philly. Still, enough snow could pile up in neighborhoods around the city to warrant plowing."
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