A winter storm warning is in effect for all of Delaware starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning and continuing until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Accumulation of between five and nine inches of snow is possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Snow fall is forecast to begin Tuesday morning and continue into Tuesday evening. The heaviest snow fall is expected to occur around Tuesday afternoon and evening. A snowfall rate of roughly an inch an hour is expected.
As the storm strengthens later on Tuesday winds will increase cause snow to drift and blow. As the storm moves out of the area a bitter cold is forecast to set in.
Winds are expected to be between 15 and 25 miles an hour, with gusts up to 35 miles an hour. Temperatures are expected to be in the low 20s throughout the day Tuesday but are forecast to fall into the teens and single digits Tuesday night. The windchill could fall to around 10 degrees below zero.
Travel is predicted to become hazardous due to snow covered roads and decreased visibility. The Tuesday evening commute is expected to be significantly impacted by the snow, as blowing and drifting snow will cause decreased visibility.
The Delaware Department of Transportation is pre-treating primary and some secondary roads in each county. DelDOT is encouraging drivers to use caution and allow extra travel time tomorrow, as snow accumulation could create slick spots.