4-8 inches of snow possible today

(Updated at 7:28 a.m. Feb. 3) The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the region through 5 p.m. today as up to 8 inches of snow could fall in some areas.

The weather service says snow could fall at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour at the height of the storm. Accumulation of 4-8 inches of snow was predicted for Philadelphia and the suburbs including Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.

The snow will taper to flurries by mid-afternoon, according to the weather service.

Driving could be hazardous during the height of the storm, with visibility of one half mile or less possible.

The snow is forecast to be wet and heavy, possibly causing tree limbs to come down across roads and power lines, and leading to outages, the weather service warned.

It also warned of freezing conditions Monday night that could cause standing snow and slush to freeze leading to slick road conditions. Drivers are urged to be cautious when traveling today.

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory as another snowstorm will move across the area Monday.

The advisory was issued for 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday and affects western Chester and Montgomery counties.

The weather service said the storm will begin with a mix of rain and snow before turning over fully to snow. The snow storm is expected to be heaviest by mid-morning, the weather service said.

Temperatures will fall throughout the day creating hazardous road conditions as roads will become icy, the weather service warned.

The weather service is forecasting 4-6 inches for the region with 3-5 inches possible in Pottstown.

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