National Weather Service says weekend winter storm becoming more likely

Russell Heath shovels snow along North Main Street in Smyrna at about 8 a.m. Jan. 7, 2022.
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The National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of significant snowfall this weekend.

There is potential for a strong winter storm to affect the Eastern Seaboard, from the coast to the I-95 corridor on Friday and Saturday. Snow, sleet and freezing rain are becoming increasingly likely as the week goes on, according to NWS.

It's still in the early stages, but at least some light snow is expected on Friday by forecasters, followed by heavier precipitation Friday night into Saturday.

Chance of winter weather

NWS predicted Eastern PA, Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia had as much as a 50% chance of significant snowfall, between 2-3 inches, on Friday and Friday night.

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On Saturday, the expected snow drifts farther northeast, with only a 10% to 30% chance of significant snowfall.

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This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: NWS: Snow storm in PA, Delaware, Maryland possible this weekend

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