More Snow Coming to Philly Into Thursday Evening

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
February 13, 2014; 10:00 AM ET
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There is more snow to go from the nor'easter around Philadelphia Thursday evening.

Some locations may even experience thunder and lightning with the last batch of snow from the storm.

The latest snowfall Thursday, Philadelphia has moved this winter into at least the top five snowiest with about 53.5 inches of snow as of noon. The fourth snowiest winter on record was 1977-78, when 54.9 inches fell. The snowiest winter on record was in 2009-10, when 78.7 inches fell.

A dry sweep of air moved up from the south at midday. However, another period of snow will spread from southwest to northeast across the area during the afternoon and evening.

This new batch of snow can bring a few new inches of snow to some locations and can make roads that were cleared off slippery once again.

Travel will be difficult and dangerous much of Thursday and Thursday night.

The new snow Thursday evening will push storm total snowfall to a foot around parts of Philadelphia and the nearby northern and western suburbs. A few areas well north and west can receive 18 inches from the storm.

Enough wind is forecast to cause blowing and drifting snow Thursday night.

The combination of wind and heavy snow can bring down tree limbs and power lines.

Detailed Philadelphia Forecast
Philadelphia Interactive Weather Radar Snowfall Forecast Map

As the storm strengthens into Thursday night, enough onshore wind may be generated to cause minor flooding at times of high tide from the Delmarva Peninsula to Maine. The highest astronomical tides typically occur a day or so before the full moon, which happens to be on Friday, Valentine's Day. Water levels are likely to run about 2 feet above published levels from New Jersey on to the north.

Much of the region is expected to be free of precipitation on Valentine's Day, but travel disruptions may linger in the wake of the storm.

A storm moving in from the west can bring accumulating snow during the first part of the weekend.

Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 8 a.m. and noon EST. We will be talking about the winter storm slated for Wednesday night and Thursday.


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