Philadelphia braces for ‘heavy snow’ during morning commute
The outlook for a swath of the Interstate 95 corridor from Philadelphia to the New York City area includes the likelihood of moderate to heavy snowfall during the morning commute, federal forecasters said late Monday.
The heaviest snowfall was expected in Pennsylvania and east of New York City south of Interstate 78 from 1 to 4 a.m., the weather service said.
An elipse of snowfall from Philadelphia to New York City was a part of a weather service forecast graphic late Monday. It applies to the morning hours Tuesday.
“Areas near & northwest of the I-95 corridor likely see moderate to heavy snow during the height of rush hour,” the service’s office in Mount Holly, New Jersey said on social media platform X.
“Please keep this in mind!” it said.
Forecast for snowy roads extends into parts of the South
As Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City prepare for the Nor’easter’s snow blitz, the National Weather Service on Monday expanded its forecast for snow to include additional parts of the South and Mid-Atlantic.
A winter weather advisory, which indicates freezing rain or 2 to 4 inches of snow is in the forecast, was issued for areas of northern Virginia, the weather service said.
A winter storm warning, which indicates at least 6 inches of snow is expected to fall in a 12-hour span, was issued for communities in Maryland and West Virginia, it said.
The advisory and warning cover most of the morning hours on Tuesday. Here’s a map that includes the areas covered by the advisory and warning.
For much of the region covered by the weather service’s office in Sterling, Virginia — it calls it Baltimore/Washington — rain will transform into “heavy, wet snow,” it said.
“Travel could be very difficult,” the weather service said in a winter weather message.