A sloppy winter storm is expected to crush travelers planning to be out and about from Washington, DC to New York City, NY with messy, hazardous driving conditions tomorrow. Overall, a snow to rain storm is expected, but accumulating snow is expected to fall at a good clip prior to the change-over during peak travel times during the day on Wednesday.
In Washington, DC, the worst of the storm will be in the morning. Snow could be moderate to heavy at times during the AM rush hour, making roads hazardous for those headed to work or school. By lunchtime, the snow will begin to transition to freezing rain and sleet. By the PM rush hour, plain rain should fall.
In Philadelphia, PA, the worst of the storm will be during the afternoon. Snow should start to fall just before lunchtime but pick up in intensity after lunchtime. Snow could be heavy at times as people begin to head out of school and work. As the PM rush hour evolves, so too will precipitation types: snow will change to an icy mix of freezing rain and sleet. By 8pm, plain rain should be falling in the City of Brotherly Love.
In New York City, NY, light snow should fall after lunchtime. Snow will pick up in intensity in time for the PM rush hour. The snow there should change to an icy mix of sleet and freezing rain too, with all precipitation changing to all rain by 10pm at night.
With snow and ice moving into the region, the National Weather Service has issued widespread Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings for the storm. People are urged to use an abundance of caution if they’re out and about during the winter weather on Wednesday.