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Winds could be hazardous today; some snow Monday?

The National Weather Service has issued hazardous weather outlooks for Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for wind gusts of up to 40 mph, which could topple branches and bring down power lines. The latest forecast in the meantime says there’s a chance of rain and snow showers Monday. The high today is expected be near 44 under mostly sunny skies, but west winds between 18 and 25 mph will make it feel colder.
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The winds will begin to die down tonight with the mercury dipping to 26, the NWS says. Looking ahead, there’s a slight chance of showers Thursday night and Friday, but it will be partly cloudy with a low around 35 for New Year’s Eve celebrations Saturday night. For New Year’s Day, the forecast is predicting partly sunny skies with a high near 51. The chance of precipitation returns Sunday night in form of rain followed on Monday with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers. But with a predicted high of 45, whatever snow that might fall Monday won’t stick for long. The forecast for Tuesday calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 37.

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Local Flooding Feared and Snow?

Heavy rain’s the main concern today for Philadelphia and its suburbs, while areas to the west and north could see snow on the ground by Thursday morning. Predicted snow accumulations range from a coating to an inch in outer Chester, Montgomery and Bucks Counties, to two to four inches for Reading and Allentown, to perhaps six inches in the Poconos. With up to three inches possible in places, a flood advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. to late tonight from central Delaware to central Jersey.

Small streams and the usual poorly drained low-lying streets are likeliest to flood, potentially causing traffic headaches for both the morning and afternoon commutes – and, for some spots, perhaps even into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight, those western and northern areas should be snow mix in, followed by a changeover to just snow. Then colder temperatures will settle in, with highs in the 40s through the weekend, and lows around freezing mark for a few nights, followed by dips into the 20s Saturday and Sunday.

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