Snow for Philadelphia, Northern and Western Suburbs

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
November 27, 2012; 4:50 AM ET
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A weak, fast-moving storm will bring a period of snow and rain to the Philadelphia area today.

As is often the case, the greatest accumulation will be north and west of the city, where between 1 and 3 inches of snow is forecast.

Around the city, a coating to an inch of snow and slush are in store, where some rain and slightly higher temperatures will play a role in cutting the accumulation.

Most of the accumulation will be on non-paved surfaces. However, roads are likely to be slippery, slushy and snow covered north and west of the city for a significant part of the day.

The snow and rain will begin near or prior to the morning rush hour.

As the temperature falls slightly toward evening, prior to the storm heading out to sea, snow and slushy spots can migrate southeastward across the city and perhaps into central Delaware and southern New Jersey.

So if you depart the city during evening rush hour, road conditions could change significantly in a short period of time.

Untreated areas made wet by the snow and rain during Tuesday can become icy during the evening and overnight hours.

The storm will not bring significant wind, so downed trees and power lines are not expected.

The weather for the balance of the week will be free of precipitation.

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