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henley with the most accurate nbc10 "first alert" neighborhood forecast. >> tracy, from the get-go at 4:00 this morning, it was heavy snow in camelback and has not let up at all. and we'll see continuing snow in camelback. it's spreading through the south but has not reached all locations. delaware getting rain. south jersey is getting rain. the cold that's coming through the lehigh valley, the cold that's coming through the suburbs that is going to change all of this rain into snow. that's happening. snow in allentown and reading, getting snow falling in bucks county and chester county. westchester, we were seeing rain, and now sleet. those are snowflakes falling in westchester. katy zachry is there. and she is getting the snow. once it changes to snow, it's not rain or sleet. it's all snow. at first it's going to have a tough time accumulating. some of these temperatures are
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still on the warm side. just above freezing in some of the suburbs but the temperatures are coming down, 33 degrees in euclid township. exton is down to 33. right now, 34 degrees and milford township to the north is 31. the cold air to the north is going to sweep through and bring all of the locations below freezing. at first, you might see snow without accumulation, but as the air cools down and the ground, too, it's warm from yesterday from that springlike day, we'll see the snow accumulate. the heavier snow, we're still on track for it between 6:00 and 8:00, especially in the suburbs but also reaping into the philadelphia, during the 6:00 to 8:00 hour. snow rates, 2 inches an hour. and storm way to the south of virginia this morning, but we could have it in our area. and visibility will come down. that's going to make snow
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covered roads difficult as the morning progresses. that's what's happening right now. with the weather, we'll go hour by hour and neighborhood by neighborhood. first, let's check on the roads and progress of the commute with jessica boyington. thanks, bill. starting off on the blue route. moving a little farther south as we were seeing in the cameras in the allentown area. starting to see snow accumulate on the roads. on the blue route around the germantown pike on-ran. clearly watching a lot of rain. you can see the cars moving by. it's actually starting to pond. they're going through deeper puddles. slippery spots on the on and off ramp. watch for that, it's only going to get worse agency the temperatures drop and changes over to snow and starts to accumulate. watching the schuylkill expressway eastbound towards center city, still no problems reported yet from the blue right to the vine street expressway, that's a 13-minute trip. speeds in the 50s. slippery spots at upper pottsgrove at heather place and
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north state street. i'll have those for you as soon as we get them and i'll be back in ten. >> jessica, thank you. westchester beginning to feel the impact of the storm. >> nbc10's katy zachry joins us live. katy, i'm seeing snow, it's changing over, right? >> reporter: right, as expected. 4:00 a.m., it was rain, 5:00 a.m., snow, just agency meteorologists were forecasting, 5:00 a.m. is when we would see the snow start. i've got to tell you, it's so much nice tore have the big fluffy snowflakes, rather than the driving rain and sleet we had. this is what it's doing out there in westchester. we're right along route 3. here in the pavement, it's just wet. a little slippery, not too much. here on the grass, you can see -- i mean, it's more than a dusting. it's definitely more than a dusting. this is just the last 15 minutes when it started snowing. this is route 3, a very busy stretch throughout this part.
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but a lot of people are heeding the warning that we've been giving them since yesterday. staying off the roads, we're mostly just seeing plows. i did talk to a plow driver nearby fuelling up, he's getting ready for a busy next several hours. we'll have his comments. i do want to tell you, in the last few minutes westchester school district has cancelled all classes for today. and this is my expectation, instead of bringing a ruler out, i brought a yard stick. we have great expectations for this part. we are expecting a lot of snow. at least i am. here in westchester. back to you, guys. >> our team coverage of our nbc10's pamela osborne in allentown. pam, i saw a person laboring to get through the snow holding an umbrella and carrying things. people there are bracing for a rough morning? >> reporter: yeah, if you notice, she had that umbrella tilted to the side and that's
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because the snow is definitely coming at an angle this morning. the wind is picking up. so, in addition to the snow that we're seeing coming down, it's also doing a little bit of blowing and drifting this morning. i want to give you a look at the roads this morning as well because that's really the real story here. we've seen deferral plows, several salt trucks out this morning. but this is the accumulation that we're seeing so far. definitely difficult to travel on the roads the way they are right now. i know that we were coming up on the northeast extension. at one point, we had to drop our speed down to 35 miles per hour. because the road conditions were just not that great. so, if you don't have to be anywhere today, i would say your best bet is to probably stay home. now, again, we haven't seen anything that i would call whiteout conditions so far this morning. but visibility is definitely reducing as we go later into the morning. i would say we're working our way up towards an inch right now, as we know, by the time all of this is said and done, we're
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expecting 6 to 10:00 inches here. we're going to keep our eyes on the roads here and talk to drivers to get their report of what the roads are like. for now, live in allentown, i'm pamela osborne, nbc10 news. it's 5:06, people in west philadelphia will wake up and see their car has been moved. at midnight, police started towing cars. you can go to see a list of parking garages where you can move your car that are offering discounts during the storms. penndot crews are going to get roads cleared as soon as possible. penndot says the snow is coming at the worst time of the day, obviously, since it's starting before rush hour. and the movie intense spot will be during rush hour. >> 5:06 in new jersey. all state offices are closed. same goes for government offices in camden county. that means camden municipal court is also closed.
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and delaware is also in the path of today's storm. here is a live look at wilmington. where you can see the cars and you can see the rain. deldot has beefed up staffing to deal with the storm. >> and right now, dangerous winter weather conditions are beginning in philadelphia. a live look at the art museum where you can see the weather. let's find out for sure what's happening out there. >> let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with the most accurate "first alert" neighborhood weather forecast, bill. >> we'll see winter weather in philadelphia. it's just rain so far. look what's happened in easton. easton started with rain this morning. the snow started out and now it's coverage and visibility coming way down. that's one of the indicators that visibility of heavier snowfall. we'll take a look at that in a second, meanwhile, wilmington is only seeing rain.
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just fine, no snowplows yet but snow will be falling in wilmington as well and there will be accumulation. we're right on the edge of so many storms to come through the area. there's the warm air with rain across delaware and heavier downpours into new jersey. that's just rain at the shore. but the snow is making progress. it's coming in. that colder air is sweeping into the area, we mr. see it change over. the radar is painting it as already having changed over but that's seeing in the atmosphere. typically what will happen, it starts to snow higher in the atmosphere. at ground level and as that snow falls, it changes over to rain. it's detecting snow in the atmosphere. we will get the snow. it's slowly moving into the area. westchester getting snow. upper chester county, bucks county, montgomery county, snow is falling into the lehigh valley and reading as well. it's starting to taper off a little bit in reading. the tail end of the system, got a long way to go before we see
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that. but if you go far enough to the west, there's the end of the system, we've got lot more storm ahead. berks county and lehigh valley into the suburbs eventually. >> philadelphia and south jersey. hearings the visibility-i was talking about, visibility is down to half mile in allentown. quarter mile visibility it will be coming down there. it's understand ail mile in pottstown. so light snow there, it's a little heavier in coatesville. the snow will be accumulating. how much are you going to get, take you through it hour by hour, meteorologist krystal klei joins us this morning. >> bill, we're got a lot to track as you said, it's going to see that changeover. we're seeing snow falling in upper suburbs starting to shift down farther south for rain in philly. we go from 5:00 a.m. to 5:30, now we're extending that line
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farther to the south. it's going to be quick. in fact, we're starting to see temperature reports in the 30s in philly, we go through 5:30 in the morning through 9:00 a.m., now, we see the extension all the way south. we could see a rain/snow mix along the jersey shore but edge else should be seeing snow. look at it starting to taper near berks county and chester county. from 9:00 to 11:00, it's 3450u6g outside of filled and shifting offshore through the early afternoon. in fact, don't be surprised if you see peeks of sunshine by late afternoon as this moves out. still, the temperatures are very cold out there. the problem is the snow intensity. right now, we're looking to a rain/snow/sleet mix. as we move along to 7:00 a.m., it should be snow through much of philly, you might have noticed, i've seen reports on facebook. it's a heavy rain that's going to change over. and it will still be on the
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heavy side of things through 9:00 a.m. that's the issue when you have that heavy snow, then it is very difficult for visibility and roadways to be cleared off. quickly, it drops off by 1:00. on top of that, windy conditions for today. wind speeds 20 to 30 miles per hour. gusts at 40 miles per hour, which means even as we go along, it's going to feel much colder than it truly is, by tonight, down into the teens. >> it's 11 minutes past 5:00, we just got this philadelphia international airport just tweeted a few minutes ago that the majority of flights are cancelled at the airport this morning. check with your carrier if you're planning to fly. 11 minutes past 5:00 a.m. haverford township schools have been clofdz. we want to make sure you're updated with the schools on the bottom of the screen. >> now to jessica boyington. >> we're definitely watching
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slippery spots across the board. whether you see snow on the ground yet or not. 295 in west deptford and right 130. no problems reported on the roads at least in terms of accidents. but the roads are still slow and slippery. southbound, we still see speeds into the 60s. and wet roads there as well. we can't even see the road here on 78. just around morgan hill road. underneath easton. you can see right now, one car moving through at a time. pretty much going through single file leaving snow tracks on the roads there as well. >> jessica, thanks. we continue the live coverage of the storm. nbc10's matt delucia is in storm force 10. >> reporter: we're at the main drag here in reading. you can see it's covered. snow is still falling. a couple of spots in this area, fourth street, you see it on the
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roads, taking it easy. we'll be back in a couple minutes to give you more of the conditions that we're seeing here in berks county. >> and a reminder to download the nbc10 for latest updates on the storm. we also have a snow emergency guide for everything you need know to stay safe. sic) (group) surprise! oh my goodness! happy birthday! oh, you. (laughing)
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all right, matt, thanks. 5:15, let's get you updated as the changeover keeps moving. >> you keep seeing, right there at the ski resort. let's check in with meteorologist bill henley for the most accurate forecast, bill. >> in germantown, that is rain. it is a steady rain and getting colder by the minute. that colder air is already in place in many of the suburbs, but not in delaware or south jersey. not just yet. it's steadily move to get south. so those areas that are seeing snow will stay all snow. those areas seeing rain it will be snowing before too long. in fact, we're seeing darker blues and mixed precipitation. a little bit of sleet. colder air swings into philadelphia. tapering off a little bit in reading. but that's a temporary effect. it is going to be snowing for much of morning. the winds shifting around for the day today. going to bring in that colder air, so, once the temperatures
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come down, they stay down. gusts of 40 miles an hour this afternoon. right now, we're still seeing easterly wind in south jersey. that's keeping delaware and south jersey warm enough that it's only rain this morning. 45 degrees in south jersey. declare has just dropped to 39 it's an indication it's getting colder. and just an hour ago, every one of these reading was in the 40s in philadelphia. 35 degrees in andorra and falling. parkside is 36. 38 in fox chase. now, this is cold enough to have some snow. we just have to wait for that layer just above the ground to get cool enough that we will see snow falling. and it's not going to much longer before the snow starts in andorra, chestnut hill, mt. airy and makes its way into center city. these 40s will be long gone. once they're out of here, it's colder through the day today. so, we will see accumulating snowfall. taking you hour by hour, meteorologist krystal klei is standing by. >> let's start with the
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philadelphia neighborhood. we're starting to see that shift in temperature where we could see a sleet/rain/snow mix. and winds are picking up, going to be stronger later today as bill just pointed out. 36 by 6:00 a.m., by 8:00 a.m., 34 degrees, there you go. 10:00 a.m., 30 degrees, you see the quick drop as you go through the early morning hours we do expect from 7:00 to 9:00, we have the steadiest snow. in philadelphia, the suburbs seeing that snow fall. 6:00 a.m., 34. 10:00 a.m. continuing to fall, 28 degrees in the suburbs. the lehigh valley is seeing know for quite a while now. we may see a boost in temperatures overall we stay there at freezing, 26. notice a peek of sun at 10:00 sam, because that's when things will move out. this is a morning event, not an afternoon event. in delaware, we look at 38 degrees, a mix of rain and snow may begin in the next hour to
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hour and a half. by 8:00 a.m., starting to taper at 10:00 a.m., 32 degrees. in new jersey, 36. this will more likely be that rain/snow mix. by 8:00 a.m., we're seeing more snow in the forecast, certainly, through 10:00 a.m., this will move off by 1:00 in new jersey. the shore, not understand that "first alert," 42, k67 a.m., 36 by 8:00 a.m., a little bit of a mix as it starts to move out by 10:00 a.m. we'll talk about snow totals neighborhood by neighborhood coming up. >> thanks. 5:19, storm ranger 10 also out tracking the snow right now. we're up to 500 schools closed. storm ranger 10 showing you live conditions from plymouth meeting, montgomery county. we're just hearing about the first snowflake, in philadelphia as well. >> you're starting to see snow mt. airy. the hope is there won't be a lot of traffic. a lot of schools are closed.
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philadelphia public schools, archdiocesen schools are closed. let's check in with jessica boyington to see what the roads look like right now. >> definitely, a possibility but it doesn't make it any better for the drivers that do have to get out the door. route 202, around the westchester area, around paoli pike, starting to see snow there on the roads there as well, and over to the shoulder. watching the 42 freeway, route 41, in deptfordeptford, we'll s northbound side right here, and right now, we're not seeing really a huge amount of traffic heading in that direction. p.a. turnpike looks okay, at least in terms of drive times. watch for slippery spots on ramps. and valley forge, 25 minutes
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there. remember, the market-frankford line is running on a modified schedule. patco on a special schedule. and watch for delays later on in the morning. >> our team of nbc10 reporters continues to track the impact of the snow across the area. nbc10's tim furlong joins us live along 295. tim. >> reporter: yeah, vai, we're here. i keep hearing all of this great stuff from pam, katy and delucia, everybody seeing snow. we're not seeing it here on 295 heading northeast. when we come back, we'll bring you back to the roads and talk about where the rain/snow line is going to be and tell you where it's going to affect the commute. that's all when nbc10 news cummings right back.
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5:24. as our meteorologists suggested and as they predicted, this
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storm is starting to make its way here. we're tracking conditions in the neighborhood all across the area. >> here's a live look at westchester where we're seeing snow, the changeover happened at 5:00 this morning. storm force 10 is driving around, checking conditions right now in reading. you can see the snow there falling, already covering sidewalks. >> and let's take you to philadelphia now, here's a live look along germantown avenue. this is mt. airy. the city is under a snow emergency which means all parked cars must be moved from the snow emergency routes for plowing. we continue our team coverage with nbc10's tim furlong tracking the snow conditions. tim joins us live from south jersey. tim, what are you seeing right now? >> reporter: i'm kind of multitasking here. my son's school is off, my wife's school is off, my daughter's school is not off yet. this could be real family drama. here in new jersey, brook lawn area, you can see it's still
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just rain. we've been waiting for the snow to fall. we haven't seen any in northern delaware, over in new jersey at this point. at least in our travels. we're heading back to philadelphia. it's sort of deceptive on your tv screen. we're not going that fast, you see cars whiz by us here so take it easy. there's pondsing and puddling,overall, there's not a lot of traffic because people are off. we're live on 295, tim furlong, nbc10 news, make sure you stay with us. "first alert" coming right back.
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>> announcer: nbc10 breaking news. >> snow emergency, a winter storm is taking aim at our area right now. >> a live look at philadelphia agency snow begins to fall. our "first alert" weather team is tracking how long it will stick around and the impact it will have on the morning
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commute. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. the storm is causing impact. at least 600 schools are closed across the area. you can see the closures on the bottom of your screen and we also have them on the nbc10 app. a team of nbc10 reporters is monitoring the conditions from the pennsylvania suburbs to new jersey. they begin with meteorologist bill henley and the most accurate "first alert" neighborhood forecast. bill. >> at 4:00 in the morning, we saw snow in the mountains in the lehigh valley but rain every else. just a few minutes this is all rain in germantown and philadelphia. it's all snow changing over in philadelphia. that's also the atmosphere cools down. allentown, we're seeing accumulating snow. it's going to continue for much of the morning in allentown. right now, reading and westchester getting snow as well. you can see that snow is coming down, starting to accumulate. so f

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