AccuWeather: Blizzard and Winter Storm Warnings Issued
A Blizzard Warning and Winter Storm Warning have been issued for parts of our area.A Winter Storm Warning also continues through 7 p.m. Saturday for parts of the area. This affects: Northwestern Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Salem counties in New Jersey; Delaware, Eastern Montgomery, Lower Bucks and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania. A Winter Storm Warning ends at 3 p.m. Saturday for Kent and New Castle counties in Delaware. STORM DETAILS: Low pressure developing off the Carolina coast will rapidly strengthen as it moves north Friday evening. As it intensifies it will create a large wind field bringing the threat for 50-55 mph wind gusts along the New Jersey coast. In addition to the wind, snow will blanket the region overnight through Saturday making for difficult to near-impossible travel at times, especially for areas along the coast.
Winter hurricane? Adam Joseph explains 'bombogenesis' ahead of this weekend's expected snowfall.TIMING: Snow arrives between 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday. Steadiest: 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday Ends: Snow will end west to east between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. TOTALS: Northern Lehigh Valley: 1-3" Northwest Suburbs: 3-6" I-95 Metro: 6-9" Central Delaware & Southeastern New Jersey: 6" to 12" Along the NJ coast: 12" to 18" WIND: Winds will be out of the north northwest on Saturday bringing brutal wind chills in the single digits. Peak gusts inland will range between 40 to 45 mph. Peak gusts at the coast will range from 50 to 55 mph. COASTAL FLOODING: A coastal flood warning goes into effect 2 a.m. until 10 a.m. for Cape May county. Farther north, there is a coastal flood advisory for Atlantic and Ocean counties for up to 1 foot of water above ground level. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, brisk and cold, high 28. Wind chill values will be in the teens. MONDAY: Sunny and not as cold, high 36. TUESDAY: Turning milder under partly sunny skies, high 44. WEDNESDAY: Clouds with some sunny breaks, high 50. THURSDAY: Milder with the chance for some rain, high 55. FRIDAY: A bit cooler, but still mild for February. Expect clouds with some sun, high 46.
Long Range Outlook from AccuWeather