The same push of cold air shunting the coastal storm a bit farther east is also leading to snow over portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
The storm is currently strengthening off the New Jersey coast, and the Philadelphia area will be near the western edge of the storm's heavy precipitation area into Wednesday night.
The snow will accumulate a coating to an inch in Philadelphia. Wilmington, Del., can expect a similar total. Accumulations will range upward north and east of the city.
An inch of snow or more in Philadelphia in November is not a common occurrence, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak.
"The last time Philadelphia measured an inch of snow in November was November 21, 2008. Heavier than that, you have to go back to 1995--they had 2.0 inches on November 29," Wanenchak stated.
The greatest snow accumulation will be on non-paved and elevated surfaces.
People in some of the eastern and northern Philadelphia suburbs over New Jersey will be cleaning 3 to 6 inches of snow snow off their cars by Thursday morning.
The heavy snow threatens to bring all the bells and whistles from many trees being weighed down to power outages and slippery roads in some locations.
The storm will bring minor to moderate coastal flooding to parts of New Jersey and Delaware into tonight. A northerly wind will minimize water rises from Atlantic City to Cape May, but will bring some snow to the beaches.
Cold, gusty winds will affect much of the region and can lead to a few downed trees and sporadic power outages, even without snow. Gusts can reach between 40 and 50 mph in Philadelphia and close to 60 mph along on the New Jersey and Delaware shore.
A blast of arctic air will be accompanied by flurries and even a localized wall of snow in some communities in the Northeast and parts of the Midwest at the start of the Valentine's Day weekend.
Spring of 2016 could rank in the top 10 warmest on record for Canada.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during Valentine's Day weekend.
Passengers on the latest voyage of Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas faced the complete opposite of a care-free, relaxing experience after an encounter with a ferocious storm in the Atlantic.
As warming ocean waters continue to threaten coral reefs worldwide, researchers at the University of Hawaii have developed a plan that could reverse the rapid decline of these ecosystems.
Wildlife officials closed the popular tourist destination Three Sisters Springs early this week, after an estimated 300 manatees were seen congregating at the site for warmth.
Richmond, VA (1932)
83 degrees, tied February record.
Bedford, PA (1979)
Mid Atlantic (1983)
Blizzard of 83 struck hard. Philadelphia, PA picks up 21.3' of snow, the third greatest snowfall ever recorded. 22.8" fell in Baltimore, MD. 25.2" of snow in Allentown, PA with thunder and lightening. Snow in Allentown fell at rate of 5" per hour at height of the storm. 30" bury Harper's Ferry WV. 16.6" of snow blankets the nation's capital. 22" of snow fell at NYC's La Guardia Airport.