Snow: 6-10 inches forecast Thursday

  • Snow: 6-10 inches forecast Thursday

Snow: 6-10 inches forecast Thursday

The time for discussion and debate is ending.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the area from midnight until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Winter Storm Niko will bring over five inches of snow to a considerable swath of the so-called I-95 Corridor on Wednesday and Thursday, the Weather Channel reported. "Travel will be very hard throughout the entire day tomorrow, with precip. rates at times as high as 2-4" of snow per hour. "Only travel in an emergency".

Unsafe travel conditions are forecast for I-95 cities from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston, the National Weather Service said. Power outages are possible as increasing snow weighs on tree limbs and power lines.

"Everyone runs out for groceries ahead of a storm, but don't forget to fill your gas tank and pack your vehicle emergency kit", said Ken Grant, manager of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.

"The freezing rain may get as far north as Manitoulin Island and North Bay", Alsen said.

Watch for school closings on this site. But it's still a very serious snowstorm. Snow could be heavy at times into Thursday morning, with snowfall rates of up to an inch per hour possible.

Northern areas of DE like Wilmington and New Castle County are expected to be impacted by inclement weather first, receiving 2-4 inches of snow, according to early forecast predictions.

Generally, the heaviest snow will fall after the Thursday morning commute and into the first part of the evening.

All this is to come as a head-snapping follow-up to especially mild conditions during the day Wednesday, which could see record-breaking highs. "But it is going to happen". With temperatures in the 10s north and 20s south overnight, this snow will coat the ground causing slick spots.

Wednesday: Isolated showers after 1pm.

Heavy snow will pile up to around a foot on Thursday.

North winds could be gusting to 30 to 35 miles per hour, the weather service said. That could lead to drifting and refreezing as the day becomes night, Martucci said.

The snow ends during the late afternoon on Thursday, and then our temperatures stay cold. A clipper could bring as much an another inch Friday night into Saturday morning, Martucci said.