The S-word: Yes, Delaware could see some snow Tuesday night


Maddy Lauria - Delaware Online


Most of Delaware will likely see some snowflakes this week as winter 2019-2020 finally starts to feel a little less like spring.

Snow is expected fall across parts of the state late Tuesday afternoon or evening, according to the National Weather Service.

"It would probably start off as rain and begin to mix with snow and change over, kind of by sunset," said Lee Robertson, a weather service meteorologist in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Monday.


But it should all be over by midnight, Robertson said. Snow accumulation over those few hours was expected to be less than half an inch, he said.

By Tuesday morning, the forecast was showing more snow possible farther north — up to 1 to 2 inches Tuesday night in Wilmington. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for northern Delaware from 5 p.m. until midnight, warning of potentially slippery road conditions that could impact the evening commute.

Little to no accumulation is expected downstate, where snow could mix with rain after 10 p.m.

On Tuesday, the rain is expected to start after 1 p.m., with an 80% chance of rain in southern Delaware and a 60% chance of rain in northern areas like Wilmington. By nightfall, there's a 90% chance of precipitation in northern Delaware, with snow expected mainly before 10 p.m.

The high temperature will be in the low 40s to mid-40s.

After Tuesday's brief snowfall, the skies will clear up briefly before a chance of rain returns on Friday.

Wednesday will be chilly and windy, with a daily high of about 40 degrees and wind speeds along the Delaware beaches in the 20-mph range. Gusts could reach 39 mph.

But it's back to springlike conditions later in the week with highs expected to reach the mid-60s by Saturday.


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