Winter Weather Advisory: You May Want to Stay Home From Work Wednesday
We know there's a lot of confusing information out there about tomorrow's forecast, so we wanted to summarize the weather to answer YOUR questions about Wednesday's winter storm.
In summary, school will likely be closed (or dismiss early), and the drive home Wednesday afternoon from work could be difficult.
Will I be OK driving to work tomorrow? Yes.
Will I have school on Wednesday? Forecasters are expecting many schools across our area to be closed on Wednesday. If not, you can likely expect an early dismissal.
When will it start to snow? It’ll start as early as 10 am in parts of Bucks County, and it will probably be closer to 11 am when it starts snowing in Mercer and Burlington County.
It will be snowing WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON across the area. Yes, it will be accumulating quite quickly, our Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow explained.
Will the snow stick? Yes.
So road conditions will get progressively sloppier as the afternoon goes on.
Will I be OK driving home from work tomorrow? Wednesday evening’s rush hour commute looks quite messy. It could be dangerous, and you should expect serious delays on the roads.
Remember that snow storm in November? Yeah, the additional traffic could make it a tough ride tomorrow afternoon.
How much snow can we expect?
"IT IS NOT the amount (of snow) we will see, IT IS the timing! BAD BAD timing," according to 6 ABC's Adam Joseph. Adam says it's a "great day to stay home."
The National Weather Service says Bucks County should expect about 3". Plus, here's the latest forecast map from our staff meteorologist Dan Zarrow:
When will it start to mix with sleet and freezing rain? That’ll happen in the middle afternoon (probably sometime around 4 pm or so), Townsquare Meteorologist Dan Zarrow explained.
So, yeah, it'll still be slick out there for a while.
When will it change to rain? It will change to rain in the evening (sometime after 5 pm), and it will rain overnight. So you won’t need to shovel as it will probably mostly wash away.
Will Thursday morning’s commute be affected? It’ll be rainy and windy across our area early Thursday, but you should be good to go to work and school.