As a powerful winter storm shifts into the Northeast on Wednesday after passing through the southern U.S. earlier this week, Delawareans should expect inclement weather.
While the South was hit with rain, flooding and severe thunderstorms, those of us up north are forecast to get heavy rainfall, light snow and pockets of ice, according to the National Weather Service.
On Wednesday, the northernmost parts of New Castle County near the Maryland and New Jersey borders could see snow quantities of around 0.2 inches before 10 a.m. Snow is not expected in Kent and Sussex counties.
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After 10 a.m., a 100% chance of precipitation will bring heavy rainfall and east winds between 5 and 10 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. The high is expected to be around 44 degrees.
By nightfall, a 100% chance of precipitation will continue from morning, with east winds reaching 15 to 20 mph before shifting west after midnight. Precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch are expected, and thunderstorms are possible before 1 a.m. The low will be around 40 degrees.
Gale-force winds and very rough seas are cautioned for waters in and around Sussex County Wednesday and Thursday.
Thursday’s forecast predicts mostly sunny skies with high winds up to 40 mph remaining in the area. The high will be near 48 degrees. Nightfall will bring partly cloudy skies and a low of around 29 degrees.