Parts of the area could be impacted by a mix of rain and snow, sleet, as well as freezing rain following the passage of a powerful storm coming out of the west.
The system is forecast to reach the region by Thursday with heavy rain and strong winds.
The areas that will receive the most winter precipitation will be the Delaware and Lehigh valleys. The storm is still on the way, so everything can vary.
The temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will possibly be reaching 40 degrees, but in some parts they will remain in the range of 30. At night the drop could reach 20.
The low temperatures in some neighborhoods are the perfect ingredient so that when the storm arrives, the precipitation turns into snow.
Snow, ice and freezing rain:
The system should arrive in the area on Thursday. The earlier you spread across the Tri-State, the greater the chance of snow.
The northern and western suburbs up to Berks County, the Lehigh Valley and into the Poconos are more likely to receive white precipitation.
The combination of rain and snow is what could be received in the Philadelphia area and southern New Jersey. This would be a direct hit to morning traffic.
Once the storm passes by mid-morning on Friday temperatures could reach 50 degrees.
Do not expect large accumulations of snow, in the mentioned areas, but do expect the possibility of flooding due to fallen leaves and other obstructions near the sewers.
Clear for the weekend:
Although it will be clear for Saturday and Sunday, the cold air will remain in the area with a maximum of 40 degrees.