December 09, 2017
That first snowstorm of the season we were all anticipating may be a little lighter than forecasts suggested on Friday.
A light snow did coat the Philadelphia region on Saturday morning, albeit several hours later than expected.
The coastal storm, which was supposed to bring snow to the Philly area as early as 2 a.m. Saturday, fought dry air across the region and thunderstorms that developed offshore, robbing the system of some of its moisture, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm warning along the I-295 corridor from Salem to northwest Burlington counties in New Jersey was downgraded to an advisory.
Snow totals were forecasted at about 3 inches in Philadelphia and its surrounding area. Much of South and Central Jersey were slated for four inches, while the Poconos and Lehigh Valley likely won't see anything more than a couple of inches, forecasters said in an 11 a.m. update.
As of noontime Saturday, snow advisories and warnings were expected to remain in effect until 1 a.m. Sunday.