Storm Tracker: Delaware may see less than an inch but hazardous travel conditions expected

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Although Delaware may see an inch of snow or less, the Wintry precipitation this afternoon through early Monday could cause hazardous travel conditions especially into tonight.

NEW CASTLE (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: It’s a cold start to the day out there with temperatures ranging from the -0°s in the southern Poconos to the mid 10s in southern Delaware. Temperatures will start a slow and steady rise later on this morning, rising roughly 40° within the next 24 hours.
The late Sunday night into Monday morning storm system has not changed much in the past 12 hours but accumulating snow and sleet is expected along and NW of I-95 Sunday evening and overnight into Monday morning before a change to rain, with total amounts ranging from roughly 1-4″.
According to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ., the greatest threat for damaging winds remains near the coasts and coastal plain.
Minor to moderate coastal flooding is also anticipated north of AC.

Although Delaware may see an inch of snow or less, the Wintry precipitation this afternoon through early Monday could cause hazardous travel conditions especially into tonight when the precipitation is snow or changing to a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain., according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ.

The area most likely to be affected is the southern Poconos, with lesser impacts in the Lehigh Valley and NW NJ, and down towards I 95. However, the high winds Sunday evening may cause minor tree and line damage for coastal locations as wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected. Gale force winds expected on the waters.

With trees and wires down, you should expect power outages in the southern Poconos where strong winds could occur after snow and ice has already begun to accumulate.

Minor coastal flooding is expected with the Monday morning high tide on the northern
NJ coast . A Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect.

Strong NW winds are likely on Monday afternoon and Monday night for southeast PA
and most of NJ. A Wind Advisory may be needed.

The first snow storm of the New Year brought 1-3 inches in New Castle County. That snow storm which hit the first state on January 4, 2022, dumped 6-8 inches in Kent and Sussex County. Along with it came the high winds in some parts of the state, limited visibility and nasty road conditions.

The second storm struck not less than four days later and dumped 3-5 inches on January 7, 2022. The storm was primarily snow, except for portions of Sussex County, (portions of the county closer to the coast), where a wintry mix and even periods of rain occurred. Eastern and southern Sussex County saw amounts between a trace to 3 inches.

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