Strong wind, wintry mix hits Philly, increasing icing threat


PHILADELPHIA - The National Weather Service says the dividing line between snow and a wintry mix from a nor’easter pushing through the region has moved farther inland, cutting down the anticipated snow accumulation but increasing the chance of icing.

Meteorologist Sarah Johnson says the dividing line between snow and a mix of snow, sleet and rain has pushed west, from the New Jersey coast into Philadelphia. She says that lowers anticipated snow totals, but increases the threat of icing from sleet and freezing rain along the Interstate 95 corridor.

While the snow totals might be lower, Johnson warns that New Jersey shore areas can still expect strong winds, with gusts between 50 and 55 mph. The I-95 corridor could get wind gusts of up to 40 mph.