Snow Falling Across Region As Powerful Nor’easter Impacting Delaware Valley – CBS Kitchener

kitchener (CBS) – Snow is falling in the area as a mighty Nor’easter hits the Delaware Valley this afternoon through Thursday morning. Winter rains are starting to fall in the western neighborhoods and the timing of the storm is still on track for the area.

Rain / snow starts in Kitchener in the late morning and changes to snow for the afternoon before introducing snow / rain and sleet into the mix in the early evening. Parts of the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, and Berks Counties could see up to 2 feet of snow.

In addition to heavy snowfall, this strong winter storm also harbors numerous dangers in the region, including heavy sleet, ice, strong winds and flooding on the coast.

A winter weather report has been issued for our suburbs in New Jersey and Delaware.

Rainfall is likely to begin most of the afternoon, get heavy in the evening, and continue into early Thursday morning tonight.

Recent model rides suggest that slightly warmer, medium-altitude air could seep into Kitchener and east Delaware County on Wednesday night, which could result in a period of heavy sleet compared to snow. That could reduce the total for these areas somewhat.

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Still, Kitchener seems likely to end up near or just before the 6-inch mark.

Winter Storm Warning Area (Southeastern Pennsylvania):

  • The winter storm warning lasts from Wednesday 12 p.m. to Thursday 10 a.m.
  • Heavy snow at rates up to 1 to 2 inches per hour
  • Thunderstorms possible
  • Wind gusts of 35-45 miles per hour
  • Mixed times and / or heavy sleet near I-95
  • Very difficult to impossible to travel

Area Under Winter Weather Advice (New Jersey and Delaware Suburbs):

  • The winter weather advice lasts from Wednesday 12 p.m. to Thursday 10 a.m.
  • Snow and sleet, sometimes heavy
  • Rain / snow mixtures or rain
  • Wind gusts of 35-45 miles per hour
  • Sharp drop in snow sums from NW to SE
  • Very difficult travel

The Shore and Delaware Beaches:

  • Flood warning on the coast from Wednesday at 7 p.m. to Thursday at 3 p.m.
  • Strong wind warning valid from Wednesday 4 p.m. to Thursday 2 a.m.
  • Heavy rain and strong wind
  • Some mix at the beginning, others snow at the back end
  • Wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour
  • Very difficult travel
  • Roads impassable due to tidal floods

Heavy snowfall, accumulation of sleet and / or ice, strong gusty winds and various combinations of these elements put power outages in the entire region at risk.

In addition, it is bitterly cold after the storm has ended. Highs near and below freezing on Thursday and Friday don’t lead to too much melting. This means that snow-covered and icy roads can remain for up to several days after this event.

Be safe and avoid travel whenever possible.

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