Weather Update 3-18-16

A Nor’easter will impact the region from Saturday night thru Sunday night.
There is the potential for accumulating, heavy wet snow over portions of the region and minor coastal flooding.
 
A briefing package for this weather event is available for download at:
 
http://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf
Hazards and Impacts:
 
A Nor’easter is expected to impact the region Saturday night thru Sunday night. This storm has the potential to bring accumulating snow to portions of the region and minor coastal flooding. Precipitation is expected to begin Saturday night, with the exception of northern NJ and the Poconos, where it may not begin until Sunday morning. For precipitation type, the best chance of snow will be across eastern PA, central and northern NJ, as well as northern Delmarva. South of this area, precipitation may begin as snow, but will likely changeover to rain on Sunday.
Storm Total Snowfall amounts along and northwest of I-95 of 3 to 6 inches are forecast, with a sharp gradient to the south, tapering down to an inch over southern NJ and Delmarva. Slightly lesser amounts of 3 to 4 inches are forecast in the Poconos. The snow will likely be heavy and wet, sticking to trees and power lines. There is still uncertainty as to where the axis of heaviest snowfall occurs. At this time, locations along and north of I-95 are favored, but this could shift to the south, with the potential for higher snowfall amounts in southern NJ and Delmarva, and less in the Poconos.