A winter storm set to hit the region today has shifted, now leaving Delaware with lesser storm impacts than previously expected.
Precipitation will still hit the state around today, but there is a reduced snowfall total for northeast areas of the state and rainfall is not expected to begin until around noon. While portions of surrounding states are under storm and winter weather advisories, Delaware is not.
Limited heavy rainfall is expected for the state. Strong winds will be elevated throughout the day and marine conditions will be significantly impacted. A gale warning, which includes gale force winds and rough seas, is still in effect for waters surrounding Delaware.
Rainfall in New Castle County is predicted to accumulate up to 1 to 1.5 inches, with the possibility of higher amounts near and southeast of I-95. And 0.5 to 1 inches of rain is expected to accumulate in Kent and Sussex counties, with some coastal areas reaching up to 1.5 inches of rainfall.
Minor flooding is possible in low-lying or poor drainage areas.
New Castle County should expect 30 mph winds and Kent and Sussex counties should expect 37 mph winds, with southernmost and coastal portions of Sussex County reaching up to 40 mph winds. These conditions will continue into Thursday.
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