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Nor'easter brings Snow To Jersey, Rain To Philly

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PHILADELPHIA -

Just days after Hurricane Sandy, a nor'easter made its way through our area, bringing with it snow, rain and even some flooding.

Update, 10 p.m.:

While the precipitation in many areas from the nor'easter has begun to end, the storm is now focused on areas in Burlington and Ocean counties.

Temperatures in those areas were right around freezing.

The storm was also moving through the Trenton area, where temperatures were in the 30s.

Update, 9 p.m.:

A winter storm warning has been issued for Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey. The warning remains in effect through 6 a.m. Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, accumulations between 4-8 inches are possible.

Update, 6 p.m.:

Heading into the evening hours, the bulk of the storm continues to be east of I-95 in South Jersey.

Intense snow bursts are occurring in some areas, with snow accumulating on grassy areas and cold surfaces, but still not on the roads.

Along the shore, video from a FOX 29 crew in Sea Isle City showed minor flooding along roads.

In the Philadelphia area, north and west of the city hasn't seen much precipitation. You may notice the wind, however, as gusts have been recorded as strong as 20 miles-per-hour.

Ahead for Wednesday night, there may be some hazardous travel conditions on the roads. Even though the temperature is above freezing, the roads still may be slick in certain area.

Update, 5 p.m.:

The heaviest of the snow is falling in South Jersey, east of I-95 where snow is accumulating on grass and colder surfaces.

Temperatures still remain above freezing.

FOX 29 Chief Meteorologist Scott Williams says the bulk of the precipitation is falling in section of lower Bucks and Montgomery counties.

The most intense of the snowfall is in the Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic and Burlington County areas.

Update, 4 p.m.:

We're seeing flurries in the north and west, but not a lot of precipitation from the storm. Some bands of snow through the South Jersey area have resulted in accumulating snow in Vineland and the Millville vicinity.

We're also getting some reports of snow in areas along the Jersey Shore, including Atlantic City, Margate and Avalon.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the winter storm warning that was in effect has been canceled. A winter weather advisory is now in effect through Thursday morning.

Along I-95, just north of the Delaware-Pennsylvania border, it is wet but FOX 29's Claudia Gomez reports there is no snow accumulation as of yet and nothing is sticking on the pavement.

Officials with the Delaware Department of Transportation say they are ready with piles of salt if needed but a spokesman tells FOX 29 they don't expect they'll have to use it.

In Camden County, the health office issued a "Cold Blue" severe weather alert beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday.

The County's Office of Emergency Management has advised city coordinators to open warming centers for anyone seeking shelter from the severe weather.

Along the Jersey Shore, Cape May County officials say the county's emergency management communications center will be manned for the next 24 hours due to the storm. Wind gusts could reach between 55-65 miles-per-hour in the area.

1:30 p.m.

We're seeing some colder air starting to move in, as well. So we're seeing some snow, some sleet and, yes, plenty of rain.

Very heavy rain moved into Atlantic and Cape May counties just around 1 p.m.

But plenty of places, including Cumberland County, N.J., and Philadelphia, have been reporting some snow. Some of what's showing on radar isn't making it to the ground yet, but roads were wet by the end of lunch hour near Philly.

Temperatures were mostly above freezing and even up into the 40s well north and west of the city.

Expect a mix of precipitation to continue until 3 p.m. Then, through about 10 p.m., we'll have some accumulations inland.

The big issues at the shore will be rain and wind.

There could be some sloppy and slippery travel during the afternoon rush hour.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday for Philadelphia and Delaware County in Pennsylvania, New Castle County in Delaware, and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties in New Jersey.

CHECK: Weather Watches, Warnings

Snowfall totals of 3 to 5 inches are expected to fall on colder surfaces in those areas, according to the National Weather Service.

Secondary roads are expected to become snow-covered and slick. Main arteries may experience some slick spots, as well, mainly during the mid- to late-afternoon.

Sustained winds from the north will reach 20 to 30 mph, and gusts could go up to 50 mph in the city.

Visibilities will drop to one-quarter to one-half mile at times.

Closer to the shore, Coastal Flood and High Wind Warnings are posted. Wind gusts there could go to 60 mph.

The strongest winds could be this afternoon and into the evening, and renewed power outages are a concern.

"This is a particularly dangerous situation especially for the areas that were hardest hit by the storm last week," the National Weather Service says.

Elsewhere in our coverage area, a Winter Weather and Wind Advisories is posted. Snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches are possible.

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