NWS Snow Map 1/15/20 PM

National Weather Service Snow Map issued 1/15/20 4:12 P.M for Saturday-Sunday.

Timing may be everything, but there's still a chance parts of Delaware could see a light accumulating snow on Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service's initial snowfall map for this weekend's expected mixed precipitation event paints a swath of an inch of snow generally north of I-95. Anything above that is expected to stay north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Lower New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties could all see some snow as well, but they're currently projected to remain under an inch.

The reason for the snow is cold air being funneled in behind a cold front that will wipe out today's upper 50s, and eventually ramp them down to a 35-degree day on Friday according to the NWS.

On Saturday, the NWS says a storm system is expected to approach from the Great Lakes region, with the low pressure cutting north and west of Delaware, which should eventually allow warm air to siphon the freezing air away.

There's uncertainty on the speed of the system, how strong the cold air will be, and how strong the warm air from the south will be, and all could have effects on the eventual outcome.

Rain is expected to fall throughout most of the rest of Saturday, before coming to an end around midnight.

Whether snow is on the ground or not, the cold front behind Saturday's storm figures to usher in the coldest pattern of the winter season for Delaware.

The NWS predicts highs in the 30s and lows near or below 20 from Monday to Wednesday, but with limited chances of snow.