Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 5:32am
Snow not expected to last long with warmer temps arriving
Updated Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 1:09pm
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The fresh two inches of snow that fell in northern Delaware shouldn't last long.
AccuWeather's Dr. Joe Sobel tells us temperatures will reach 40 degrees Tuesday, but look out tonight.
"It can drop below freezing tonight so we can get slushy, standing water freezing, but then we'll get into the middle or even upper forties tomorrow even though there could be some drizzle, rain and fog around," said Sobel.
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Our next storm will be Friday, but breathe a sigh of relief, it's just expected to be rain, with temperatures in the fifties.
But don't get too excited by the warm-up. Sobel says the warming trend is just passing and fleeting with signs showing cold weather returning towards the end of February.
"There are going to be a couple of storm threats, one about the middle of next week and then one maybe the week thereafter," said Sobel.
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With temperatures expected to tumble over the weekend and into next week, you can bet those predicted storms will bring snow.
Snow totals for New Castle County
The National Weather Service reports 2 inches of snow fell at the Wilmington Airport.
DelDOT reports a little more than 2 inches of snow fell in Talleyville and Claymont, with slightly less in Stanton, New Castle and Glasgow. Hockessin, Prices Corner, Greenville and Dover got 1.5 inches, while Newark and Townsend got about an inch.
Police say troopers were called to 60 crashes during the morning rush Tuesday, including five crashes with minor injuries. They were also called to help with 25 disabled vehicles statewide.
The snow forced several schools to open two hours late. Click here for the latest SnoWatch list. The City of Wilmington also opened late at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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