EarthWatch Update Glenn Schwartz, 4:45 p.m. Friday
It is going to be a messy, nasty weekend around the Delaware Valley -- especially on Saturday when we are expecting a major snowstorm.
The National Weather Service on Friday had most of the NBC 10 viewing area under a winter storm warning.
By midmorning Saturday, around 8 or 9 a.m., a light snow will start to fall in a band around the Philadelphia area. By noon, it will be snowing everywhere.
Around 2 p.m. the snow will be falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches an hour and by 6 p.m. we should all between 8 and 14 inches of snow on the ground for most of area. Some spots in the warning area could get even more snow.
Areas close to the shore will get less snow, from 5 to 8 inches.
By nighttime Saturday, temperatures were expected to drop into the teens, with the wind chill making it feel like it's around 0 degrees
The snow will start to taper off Saturday night around 9 p.m., and wind gusts could blow the snow around and hamper visibility.
Some wind gusts could get up to 40 miles an hour, even during the Eagles game on Sunday afternoon.
Drivers should be extremely careful because there will be dangerous conditions on the roads and at many times, you won't even be able to see the car in front of you.
Sunday morning there will still be some snow in the outlying regions of our viewing area.
Still looks like the wind will be a major player in this game, however.
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