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December 09, 2017

Snow arrives several hours late across Philly region

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Saturday morning snow Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

A light snow falls in Logan Square on Saturday morning.

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.


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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.

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