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The advisory joins the previously issued wind advisory, hazardous weather outlook and coastal flooding advisory.
The weather service is predicting a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain for the area between 6 a.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday. Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible north and west of Philadelphia, but less than 1 inch is expected to the east and south of the city.
Wind gusts of as much as 50 mph also are expected during this time.
Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility, the weather service warns.
TEXT OF WARNING
* TIMING...LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW SHOULD BEGIN WEDNESDAY MORNING... SPREADING SOUTH TO NORTH. PRECIPITATION WILL INCREASE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND BECOME HEAVIEST LATE IN THE DAY OR EARLY EVENING. THE RAIN AND SNOW MAY MIX WITH SOME SLEET AT THAT TIME. PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY CHANGE TO ALL SNOW OVERNIGHT WHILE GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF. AN OCCASIONAL LIGHT WINTRY MIX MAY CONTINUE ON THURSDAY. * IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO RISE TO THE MID AND UPPER 30S ON WEDNESDAY SO ANY DAYTIME ACCUMULATION WILL BE MOSTLY LIMITED TO GRASSY AREAS. AS TEMPERATURES COOL BACK TOWARD FREEZING WEDNESDAY NIGHT THERE COULD BE SOME ACCUMULATION ON ROAD SURFACES. TREATED ROADWAYS SHOULD REMAIN MOSTLY ICE FREE. * WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.