Rainy winter storm hits our region, but the coldest temps are still on the way

Kimberly Adams
January 19, 2019 - 10:58 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Winter Storm Harper forced both Pennsylvania and New Jersey to declare a State of Emergency, and Flood Watches are now in effect for part our area. CBS3 Meteorologist Lauren Casey sat down with KYW Newsradio to help us get a closer look at what this storm has in store for the Philadelphia region.

"Trying to keep track of a lot of different types of weather that are happening all at once," Casey said.

Casey says she has her on eye on this storm, as a mix of rain, snow, plummeting temperatures and ice could hit the Delaware Valley this weekend and through Monday.

Temperatures are forecasted to be in the in 50's Sunday morning, but will drop to the teens by the evening. That drop could create some icy concerns.

READ: Weekend winter storm hits the Philadelphia region

"The rain that isn't dried up by the winds is all going to freeze over as we head late day into Sunday," Casey explains.

That cold, Casey says, will also be sticking around into the holiday Monday as Martin Luther King Jr. Day will only have a high of 15 degrees.

"The sidewalks, the condition of those, back roads, side roads, anything that's not treated could be a potential problem," she warns.

You can get the latest on area roads and weather on KYW Newsradio 1060 AM, or by streaming us online at RADIO.COM here.

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