By Alison Smith
Batten down the hatches: The latest information from the National Weather Service says we could see up to 12 inches of snow Tuesday and Wednesday, with extreme wind and cold to boot.
The revised predictions show that Philadelphia and its suburbs will see between 8 and 12 inches of snow.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday, and a wind chill advisory will be in place from 1 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Winds of 10 to 25 mph are expected, the NWS said, with gusts of up to 30 mph. Temperatures from the 20s to low teens are expected, but with the wind chill it will feel like 10 below zero, the NWS said.
The National Weather Service cautioned that Tuesday’s evening commute will be “significantly impacted,” saying that roads will be hazardous and visibility will be extremely limited. The NWS predicted that Wednesday morning’s commute will also be impacted.
The NWS also cautioned that with these extreme wind chills, frost bite and hypothermia can develop quickly. The agency suggested spending as little time outdoors as possible, and making sure to wear hats and gloves if time outside is necessary.