Spring snowstorm forecast for Philadelphia

The National Weather Service is calling for a spring snowstorm for Philadelphia on Tuesday. Credit: Charles Mostoller, Metro
The National Weather Service is calling for a spring snowstorm for Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Credit: Charles Mostoller, Metro

Spring has sprung, but that doesn’t mean the Philadelphia area has seen the last of Old Man Winter.

A spring snowstorm will hit the area Tuesday, bringing with it strong winds, according to the National Weather Service. With an 80 percent chance of precipitation throughout the day, NWS is calling for an inch or more of wet snow to fall in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

The snow should begin falling sometime after 11 a.m. Tuesday. Less than an inch is expected during the day, but about an inch could fall at night.

“Temperatures Tuesday night will fall below freezing, and slick spots on untreated roadways and walkways would develop,” according to an NWS hazardous weather advisory.

A high of 38 is forecast for Tuesday, when southeast winds are expected at 7 mph during the day. The wind would pick up at night, when it will come from the northeast at 10 to 14 mph.

Sustained northwest winds of 16 to 25 mph are expected Wednesday, with gusts of up to 37 mph.

NWS forecasts a more seasonable high of 48 degrees for Thursday.



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