The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. has issued an urgent, winter storm warning calling for a mix of rain and snow in Kent and Sussex counties Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning.
A mix of rain and snow is expected to fall Thursday morning before changing to snow late Thursday morning and into the afternoon, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
The winter storm warning was issued Wednesday afternoon for central and southern Delaware, including Dover, Georgetown and Rehoboth Beach, as well as the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Ra
Rain will mix with snow Thursday afternoon and evening, national weather officials said. The precipitation is expected to change to all snow by Thursday night.
"The snow could fall heavily for a few hours during the late afternoon or evening," the weather advisory said.
Snow accumulations could reach 2 to 6 inches when all is said and done.
Roads and walkways could be covered with wet snow, resulting in hazardous conditions by nightfall. Visibility could be limited to one quarter mile or less in heavier snow.
"This will be a wet snow without much wind," the advisory added. "Some outages are possible if the higher end accumulations materialize. Temperatures will fall below freezing and any standing water or slush will freeze solid by Friday morning.
The National Weather Service issues winter storm watches when there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that could seriously impact travel. Local residents are urged to monitor the latest forecasts.