UPDATED: Winter Storm Watch for Delmarva Tuesday Afternoon thru Wednesday Evening

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Winter Storm Watch

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

A dangerous storm threatens heavy accumulations of wind driven sleet and snow which may cause widespread power outages and make travel very difficult at times…

.A pair of back to back nor’easter’s Tuesday and Wednesday  mornings will merge into a single intense storm off the mid Atlantic coast by Wednesday afternoon and then head for Nantucket Island early Thursday.

Travel plans will be substantially altered by Wednesday.  Consideration should be given to no unnecessary travel Wednesday afternoon and evening when the heaviest snow with 1 to 3 inch per hour accumulation rates should occur.

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible.  Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are possible.

* WHERE…Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, Inland Worcester County and the Maryland Beaches.  Cape May County,NJ, Sussex County,DE, Kent County,DE, Caroline County,MD,  Talbot County,MD,  Queen Anne’s County,MD.

* WHEN…From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions,   including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Significant reductions in visibility are possible along with 1 to 3 inch per hour snowfall rates Wednesday afternoon and evening. A period of heavy snow is also possible with the onset of the precipitation on Tuesday. Widespread power outages may develop Wednesday with northeast to north winds gusting 25 to 35 MPH at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.