More snow in Delaware's forecast with Wilmington area expecting 1 to 3 inches Thursday

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More: Cold air slow to arrive means less than an inch of snow across Delaware

Keep the snow scrapers handy – there's more of the white stuff in Thursday's forecast.

Rain that's expected to fall across the state in the early hours of Thursday should then turn into snow as the morning progresses, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

Northern Delaware is expected to see the most snow.

"We are expecting colder air to arrive right around the morning commute, quickly changing rain to snow," AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jon Porter said. "There are indications that it could snow quite heavily as this occurs, which raises the concern of travel conditions changing from wet to slushy to icy rapidly, especially in the northern and western suburbs along the I-95 corridor – catching unprepared motorists off guard.

"In some places, this may be like 'flipping a switch' with sudden changes from wet conditions to big snowflakes, reduced visibility and slippery roads."

A rain that's expected to fall across the state in the early hours of Thursday should then turn into snow as the morning progresses.
A rain that's expected to fall across the state in the early hours of Thursday should then turn into snow as the morning progresses.

After a Wednesday high that resembled early spring, with some places in Delaware hitting the low 50s, Thursday's highs are expected to drop to the mid to upper 30s with lows below freezing.

On top of that, a front is forecast to arrive across the region bringing a chance of rain Wednesday night that will turn into rain early overnight hours.

Colder air will sweep in behind the front and the rain will change to snow with northern Delaware seeing flakes after 9 a.m. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible for the Wilmington area.

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Snow in the Dover area is expected after 10 a.m. with less than one inch accumulating.

Sussex County is expected to see a mixture of rain and snow between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., then snow likely after that. The forecast calls for less than a half inch of snow accumulation.

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Contact Esteban Parra at (302) 324-2299, eparra@delawareonline.com or Twitter @eparra3.

This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Delaware snow forecast: Wilmington area could see 1-3 inches

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