Chris O'Connell Reports From Blue Route - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Chris O'Connell Reports From Blue Route

Posted: Updated:
Delware County -

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of the viewing area that is in effect to midnight.

Heavy snow is expected, and travel is strongly discouraged, the warning says.

It's posted for Philadelphia, Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania, New Castle County in Delaware, as well as Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties in New Jersey.

Other areas to the north and south remain under a Winter Weather Advisory.

The NWS warning is for snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, along with some freezing rain. Ice accumulations will be around a trace.

Snow moved in around noon and was overspreading the area by early afternoon. It will mix with sleet during the evening from southeast to northwest, then change to rain during the overnight.

There should some freezing rain for a brief time during the transition period this evening.

Slippery travel will develop on untreated roadways. Bridges and other elevated surfaces tend to ice up first, and visibilities could drop below a half mile at times.

Temperatures are in the upper 20s to around 30 degrees.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

The NWS warning is for snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, along with some freezing rain. Ice accumulations will be around a trace.

Snow moved in around noon and was overspreading the area by early afternoon. It will mix with sleet during the evening from southeast to northwest, then change to rain during the overnight.

There should some freezing rain for a brief time during the transition period this evening.

Warm air mixes in later from the south and gradual changes the precipitation through the evening from snow to a mix and then to rain.

So, whatever falls will eventually be washed away by that rain. And the whole system will pull out early Monday morning, giving way to some lingering showers.

"The higher up you go, the further north and west you go, the better chance for the snow to last longer," Roth said.

Our high temperature in the city Sunday will be 34, resulting in that mix of snow and rain.

Then, we should see the rain on Monday, possible snow lingering Tuesday before we're just plain old cold towards the end of next week.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices