1 to 3 inches of snow expected in central Delaware

DOVER  — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Delaware today, lasting until 4 p.m. in Kent and Sussex counties and 10 p.m. in New Castle.

Snow accumulation is expected to be 1 to  3 inches, with snowfall continuing through the morning before mixing with and changing to rain this afternoon.

A winter weather advisory means the precipitation — snow, sleet or  or freezing rain — could make travel difficult, according to the NWS, and drivers should be alert to possibly slippery roads.

The high temperature today in the Dover area is expected to be near 35 with winds of 7 to 9 mph out of the southeast. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

The forecast for tonight is more rain, snow and sleet before 7 p.m., and then rain and snow for another hour. The NWS calls for that to change to all rain after 8 p.m. with temperatures rising to around 46 by 5 a.m. Tuesday. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Today is Presidents Day, a federal holiday.

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