Say what? Northeast storm expected to drop 4 to 6 inches in Delaware

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Delaware has had a pretty warm winter compared to last year. On Wednesday, Delaware probably felt its warmest day this winter with a high of 66, with lots of sunshine all day long. Yet, the National Weather Service is calling for up to 6 inches of snow in our region.

New Castle: According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning remains in effect until 1 P.M. this afternoon for Northeast, Md, Northern Delaware, and Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They say we should expect from 3 to 6 inches.

Heavy rain and sleet will change to snow between 4:00 A.M. and 7:30 A.M., the snow will be heavy at times before tapering off from west to east during mid-day.

When the snow arrives, it will make a few side roads impassable for a short period of time. The combination of snow and gusty winds may produce some power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. Expect winds North 15 to 25 M.P.H. with gussts up to 40 M.P.H.

During the combination of gusts and snow visibility will be down to 1/4 of a mile for a short time.

Temperatures will fall into the upper 20’s to around 30 during the snow, then a slight afternoon recovery.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY.

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