The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter storm warning for snow, which is in effect from 7 p.m. Feb. 21 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22.


The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter storm warning for snow, which is in effect from 7 p.m. Feb. 21 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22.

The northern two-thirds of Delaware, along with the Philadelphia area, southern New Jersey and much of Maryland's Eastern Shore, are expected to be impacted.

Along with some sleet, 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected.

Spotty rain and drizzle will quickly change to snow this evening with temperatures falling below freezing by late evening from north to south. Snow should taper to flurries and end between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Snowfall rates may reach 1 inch per hour sometime between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Snow covered and slippery pavements are anticipated to develop from north to south during the evening and very hazardous travel is expected for several hours tonight.

Winds will be northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s from north to south by around midnight and be down to 20 to 25 degrees by daybreak Tuesday.

A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds also are possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.