Delaware could see its first snowfall this weekend, as a nor'easter prepares to hit the first state Saturday.


Delaware could see its first snowfall this weekend, as a nor'easter prepares to hit the first state Saturday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for New Castle County from noon Saturday to 2 a.m., Sunday. One to three inches of snow is possible for parts of the state.

Rain is expected to overspread the region Friday night into Saturday, with rain mixing with wet snow around midday before changing to wet snow during the afternoon.

Winds are expected to reach gusts of up to 35 miles per hour with temperatures around 40 degrees throughout Saturday, and then falling into the lower 30s Saturday night.

The National Weather Service has also issued a coastal flood warning for all three counties that has been in effect in Kent and Sussex since 8 a.m. Friday morning and expected to last until 2 p.m., Saturday.

Forcasters anticipate moderate flooding around high tide from Saturday morning into early Saturday afternoon.

Residents are advised that heavy wet snow could weigh down tree limbs, which could lead to downed tree limbs and power outages. Commuters should also be prepared for slippery conditions and limited visibility on the road throughout Saturday.