March 01, 2019
UPDATE: 11 a.m. Friday, March 1
The snow has slowed down and left a light coating on streets. There is a chance of rain after 1 p.m. on Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey. More rain is expected to continue from Friday night into Saturday afternoon, with accumulation up to a quarter and half of an inch.
The Philadelphia region is waking up to some snowfall this Friday, but officials say the heaviest may be over.
The most snow is expected to fall before 10 a.m. on Friday with a chance of rain after 11 a.m. Little or no ice accumulation is expected and we won't see more than 1-2 inches of the white stuff.
Schools across the region, including districts in New Jersey and Delaware, announced they would open with a two-hour delay Friday morning. Here is a complete list, as of 6 a.m., via 6ABC.
According to KYW, visibility and speeds on the roads were way down around 5 a.m. and traffic was stop-and-go on the Schuylkill westbound due to a crash. All lanes were blocked on I-76 East due to an accident with a tractor trailer.
We'll be updating traffic, accumulation, and conditions as the morning progresses. Check back for updates.
A quick blast of SNOW this morning! Moderate to Heavy Snow won't last long, many neighborhoods will see it taper off during the AM commute. @NBCPhiladelphia @Telemundo62 #FridayFeeling #snow pic.twitter.com/CFtvI02Vsd— Bill Henley (@BillHenleyUSA) March 1, 2019
Here is the 7-day forecast for Philadelphia:
Friday: Rain, snow and freezing rain before 11 a.m., then a chance of rain. High near 41. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday night: A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 34. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday: A chance of rain and snow before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Overnight low temperature around 31.
Sunday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Then over night, a 70 percent chance of rain and sleet before 1 a.m. Low around 30 degrees.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36; low around 19 overnight.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33; Cold overnight. Low around 18.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.