Delaware Valley Bracing For Two Storm Systems Expected To Bring Chance Of Snow – CBS Kitchener
kitchener (CBS) – We didn’t have 1.0 inch of snowfall in Kitchener in 651 days. That streak will end this week as two storm systems will bring a chance of snow to the area, the second of which looks like a sucker.
Our nearly two-year run with no 1 inch of snow in Kitchener comes to an end this week. And possibly big time. Two systems. The second a strong Nor’easter on Wednesday / Thursday. Significant snow likely for parts of PA. ❄️ @CBSKitchener pic.twitter.com/X031mgEjiN
– Lauren Casey (@ LaurenCBS3) December 13, 2020
The less eventful of the two systems arrives on Monday and will be a bit mixed up.
The precipitation begins in the morning and ends in the afternoon from west to east. At the moment it looks like most if not all of South Jersey is seeing mostly rain. Although the New Jersey suburbs closer to I-95 will have a better shot if you see some mixing or a short amount of time of all the snow, any accumulation will be very minor.
In our suburbs to the far northwest, the Lehigh Valley and Poconos, there is likely to be snow on Monday, which can result in accumulations of 1 to 2 inches of snow.
Plan for rain and a wintry mix for Kitchener and the nearby suburbs, although a time with snow around noon cannot be ruled out. In this case, a slight accumulation is possible.
The system on Monday takes off in the evening and the precipitation also clears up quickly.
Tuesday is sunny and cold with highs in the 30’s.
This cold air will then stay over the region when we start Wednesday when the next much more powerful system arrives.
Models continue to suggest a strong Nor’easter will hit the Delaware Valley on Wednesday and through Thursday. Effects such as heavy rainfall, strong winds and some coastal flooding.
The chance of plowable snow in much of the region is becoming ever more likely.
At this point it is too early to predict any more precise details, but significant amounts of snow may be possible near and west of I-95. Where the rain / snow line is set remains an important question, as the amount of snow falls to the east of this line.
This is heavy wet snow, especially for / near the city with temperatures close to freezing.
Strong winds accompany this storm with gusts of up to 40-45 + mph Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. This combination is likely to lead to at least isolated power outages.
During this period there are also cold conditions with highs in the 30s, lows in the 20s and very cold wind chills in the teenage years.
This forecast is evolving. Keep up to date with changes and updates. Remember to focus more on the effects of winter storms and less on the snow totals.
While certain details have yet to be ironed out, it is very likely that a strong storm system could hit the Delaware Valley Wednesday through Thursday.
Plan accordingly by preparing for potential power outages, changing travel plans, purchasing needed groceries and medicines for yourself, family members and pets, and sharing the news with your friends and neighbors about the upcoming active weather.
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