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Friday Night Snow Forecast: 2-8 Inches ... For Now

The National Weather Service expects the bulk of the storm to hit the Philadelphia area Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Snowfall forecasts increased early Friday morning for the winter storm approaching the Philadelphia area, according to the National Weather Service.

The agency mapped predicted snowfall amounts throughout the region:

  • Phoenixville stood at the boundary of the 6-to-8-inches and 4-to-6-inches regions.
  • Much of the rest of Chester County, as well as Lower Merion, northwest Philadelphia and parts of Delaware County were located squarely in the 4-to-6-inches band.
  • Southern Delaware and Chester counties were expected to get closer to 2 to 4 inches.

This forecast was a noticeable departure from the forecast late Wednesday night, when 2-4 inches was the maximum expected. It still falls far short of expected snowfall amounts farther north on the eastern seaboard; New York and Boston may get more than two feet, according to some forecast models.

Rain is expected to precede the snow through much of Friday, with the changeover to snow happening Friday night, when temperatures should dip to the mid-20s, according to the NWS. Saturday should become dry after the early morning.

As of early Friday morning, no school closings were reported in the Philadelphia area's Patch coverage areas, according to CBS Philly and NBC-10.

Check your local Patch site throughout the day Friday for any forecast changes or community closings.

Lynn February 08, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Can you please label the counties?
Tom February 08, 2013 at 04:49 PM
If you live in this area shown on the map you should be able to easily be able to name all the counties, highly unnecessary. WOW such a lack of intelligence these days
Joan Welliver February 08, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Wow, such arrogance, all Lynn did was ask a question. You are very rude Tom!
ML February 08, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Tom, if you want to insult intelligence...there are much better ways to do so on Patch, especially when some of the editors make ridiculous typos and don't do any real reporting.
Pete Kennedy (Editor) February 08, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Lynn, 4-6 on the left is Chester County. 2-4 is Delaware County. 4-6 on the right is Philly. 6-8 is Montgomery County. The right side of the dark line is NJ.
Tom February 08, 2013 at 08:16 PM
I agree ML the editing on here as well as the reporting on here are bad, but its could become a full time job on here, I try to refine. Thanks, I'm glad you find that I'm rude to poor intelligence. I was literally cracking up at the lack of that someone obviously doesn't even understand 3rd grade geography, I guess that is arrogant. I mean seriously how can you live in area and not be able to read a map. For homework this weekend study a map of the tri state area.
RoxGuy February 08, 2013 at 10:01 PM
this IS the roxborough patch - we're not exactly know for our intelligence
I Lived Here for 25 Years & Finally Moved Out February 08, 2013 at 11:39 PM
I'm with you Tom! If you can't identify the counties on a map of the area that you live in then you are seriously ignorant. Get on Google Maps and study the local area this weekend.....then see if you can post on this thread the correct counties without cheating & looking at Pete's response above. Hint: there are 3 states on the map :)
ry allebach February 09, 2013 at 03:19 AM
Tom and charlie have nothing better to do with there time .... So instead of help someone they insult them...Who is the idiot...... Lets see how smart you are. When your ready let me know so i can put you down and make you into a idiot... O wait you did that yourself ...
ry allebach February 09, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Tom by the way when u write... make complete sentance's.
ry allebach February 09, 2013 at 03:27 AM
And charlie maybe you should get on a website that help cocky a..holes like you that think you know it all.
ry allebach February 09, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Did you find the mistakes yet. Common 2nd grade english mistakes
Tom February 11, 2013 at 02:02 PM
same to you buddy
Tom February 11, 2013 at 02:04 PM
and who's the cocky a..hole?
Tom February 11, 2013 at 02:05 PM
did you find yours?
Tom February 11, 2013 at 02:14 PM
grammar mistakes 1) charlie should have a capital C. 2) ....:is an incomplete thought. 3) So instead of help someone they insult them, huh instead it should read: So instead of helping someone they insult them. 4) ....: incomplete thought. 5) ....: incomplete thought. 6) When your ready let me know so i can put you down and make you into a idiot, huh doesn't make any sense. 7) O wait you did that yourself..., Should read Oh wait you that that yourself. O is not a word and .... is an incomplete thought. Just saying.

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