Snow Will Likely Lead to Messy Evening Commute, Icy Morning

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Snowfall rates may briefly exceed 1 inch per hour along and south of I-80.

The snow and gusty winds will result in hard driving conditions during the afternoon and evening hours.

Schools, businesses and government offices in Kansas closed or announced plans to start late. State and local government offices in DE closed early.

Nationwide, more than 2,000 flights were canceled and more than 3,400 were delayed, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware.

Mild weather typical of this time of year is on the way after the recent cold spell, which ended with a storm of ice and snow Wednesday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for Butler County and much of Western Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh.

Wednesday's sunny and crisp morning greeting is expected to give away to increasing cloudiness near noon, towards a high of about -6 C.

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Snow fall totals remained low thanks to a transition to sleet and rain overnight.

A winter storm is now in our backyard bringing a combination of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain to metro-Richmond.

"The hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday morning commute", forecasters said.

On the East Coast, the storm forced the closing of federal agencies in Washington as well as schools in Philadelphia, Baltimore and the nation's capital. Mountains to the east of Morgantown saw more snow then our area, Reppert said.

Amtrak made changes to its Keystone service between NY and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain - or all of those - is in the offing today.

Meanwhile, the Southwest braced for separate winter woes.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory warning of a rush-hour storm that's expected to bring 4-8 inches of snow to the area starting Wednesday afternoon. As the storm moves by, temperatures will begin to drop and we will see rain switch over to snow.

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