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Light snow and sleet hit parts of the region Wednesday – NBC10 Philadelphia

ByRandall B. Phelps

Mar 9, 2022

Take away weather

  • We went from record heat in the 70s on Monday to the 40s on Tuesday morning and on Wednesday some of you might get some snow.
  • Snow and sleet are most likely in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and colder Pennsylvania suburbs on Wednesday.
  • Cold rains are expected in areas that do not receive winter mix or snow.

From 70s to storms to snow in just 48 hours.

That’s right, the northern and western neighborhoods of the Philadelphia area could see snow on Wednesday, following record high temperatures on Monday.

With the ground warm, the storm shouldn’t bring much buildup, but it could be troublesome during the day Wednesday.

The rain and snow stabilized during the morning. You may even see snow, ice, or rain on the radar, but not reach the ground.

You might expect some rain, but snow fell along the northern edge of our viewing area, particularly in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County. Heavy rain could be felt to the south.

The most stable snow and sleet in the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and colder Pennsylvania suburbs were expected before 11 a.m. At this time, the suburbs would most likely receive winter mix or snow.

From 11 a.m. to noon, the most regular precipitation is expected to come out and Pennsylvania suburbs could return to mostly rain or a mix. The Lehigh Valley clings to the snow.

If the snow gets heavy enough, it could stick to grass, parked cars, and colder surfaces. An inch or more might stick to grassy areas in the Lehigh Valley and Berks County.

In the colder suburbs of Pennsylvania, most snow will melt, but a mess of slush is possible. In Philadelphia and points to the south, only cold rain is expected.

Overall wet weather is expected to clear and spread out through the afternoon before receding Wednesday evening.

Thursday and Friday are expected to be mostly dry with highs in the 50s before windswept rain, with another chance of snow, returns on Saturday.

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