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Widespread dense fog across Delmarva and southern NJ...also across Delaware Bay and the adjacent coastal waters. Dense Fog Advisory through noon. Further north across NJ, mainly east of the Turnpike, fog is more patchy. Use extra caution if driving this morning. #njwx #dewx #mdwx

Here are the latest forecast rainfall totals for our region for the period from today into Sunday. #njwx #dewx #mdwx #pawx

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Have you heard there is more rain on the way? Well, that is correct and here is the latest rainfall amounts that are forecast through the day Sunday. The heaviest is expected Saturday evening into Sunday morning.

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Good Friday Evening! A cloudy and unsettled weekend is in store for the region, however temperatures are forecast to get warmer through Sunday. Otherwise, areas of drizzle and fog tonight into Saturday followed by a round of rain later Saturday into Sunday.

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Good Friday afternoon NWS Mount Holly FB followers. There was some icing this morning, roughly above 1000 feet elevation in Monroe County PA and the northwest tip of NJ. Imagery below is from High Point State Park NJ, a little above 1500 ft elevation. This is courtesy, one of our trained spotters.

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There is the potential for some freezing rain early this evening and again on Friday morning in parts of the Pocono Region and far northern New Jersey. A light glaze of ice is possible. Look out for slippery spots on roads, walkways and parking lots. #pawx #njwx

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Frequent rains over the next few days will lead to the possibility for stream and river flooding. The map below shows that there will only be a few issues the next day or so, but this could change later this weekend. Pay attention to future forecasts in case any flood products are issued.

More information about how river forecasts are prepared can be found at this link:
http://www.weather.gov/…/Fact_Sheet_Understanding_River_For…

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Carbon and Monroe County, Pennsylvania and Sussex County, New Jersey for a period of light freezing rain expected late this afternoon into this evening.

Another period of light freezing rain is possible Friday morning for the same areas that are under the current advisory, as well as other portions of northeast Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.

A light glaze of ice, perhaps a few hundredths of an inch, may result in slippery roads and walkways tonight and Friday morning. Especially for bridges and overpasses.

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Changes Ahead....

Good evening! Record highs were set today for all of our climate sites but the warmth is coming to an end as conditions turn unsettled. As of 6:15 PM, a developing line of showers with some embedded thunderstorms is moving east from Lancaster County into Chester and Berks Counties over eastern Pennsylvania. These showers are moving at around 35 mph and will reach the Interstate 95 corridor from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia near or shortly after 7 PM before continuing to move east into New Jersey as well as portions of Delaware and eastern Maryland. Some of these showers and storms could be locally heavy and produce gusty winds to around 35 mph along with reduced visibilities.

As of 2:30 pm, all of our climate sites have set daily high temperature records. Six out of the eight have either tied or set all time February records. Allentown and Reading have both hit 80 degrees. This is the first time any of our climate sites have hit 80 degrees in the month of February. Higher temperatures are still possible this afternoon. Temperatures are not official until we generate our climate reports.

Note: In the table sent out this morning, the February all time records for Mount Pocono and Reading were reversed. Sorry!

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Good morning. Here are the record highs for today. A cold front will push south of the region tonight. Temperatures will be back in the 30s to lower 50s tomorrow. #njwx #dewx #pawx #mdwx

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***Evening Update***

* Unseasonably warm temperatures continue through Wednesday with most of the forecast area seeing highs once again into the 70s tomorrow! It should be noted, places right near the coast and Delaware Bay will be cooler due to the still very cold water temperatures.

*Fog will once again be an issue tonight into Wednesday morning and could be quite dense in places. Similar to today, expect this to burn off by late morning.

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*Unsettled and somewhat cooler weather will be the main story for the Thursday through Sunday period with off and on rain. It won't be raining continuously but most places will see at least some rain each of these days.

For the latest forecast specific to your location please visit weather.gov/phi and enter your city or zip code in the upper left.

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We have some new high temperature records!

ACY: 73, breaks record of 70 in 1930
PHL: 72, breaks record of 70 in 1939
ILG: 75, breaks record of 71 in 1930...
GED: 73, breaks record of 68 in 2002
MPO: 66, breaks record of 59 in 1930
TTN: 71, breaks record of 70 in 1930

Additional records possible this afternoon!

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A reminder to our boating community: Although there will be spring-like warmth on the land today and Wednesday, it is still winter on the waters! Please check this website for more boating safety tips:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/marine/safeboating/index.shtml

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Before we get to the warm weather tomorrow, we will have some fog overnight. Areas of fog have already developed primarily north and west of the Interstate 95 corridor so far. However, fog may become more widespread overnight. If you will be out driving tonight, here are a few safety tips, courtesy of http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/fog/driving.shtml

1. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

2. Make your vehicle visible to others both ahead of you and behind yo...u by using your low-beam headlights since this means your taillights will also be on. Use fog lights if you have them.

3. Never use your high-beam lights. Using high beam lights causes glare, making it more difficult for you to see what’s ahead of you on the road.

4. Leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to account for sudden stops or changes in the traffic pattern.

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Good morning and Happy Presidents Day, everybody! A warm front lifts through tonight, and then Bermuda high pressure will usher record setting warmth on Tuesday and Wednesday with high temperatures closer to mid-May than mid-February! Temperatures then cool off for the end of the week, but remain above normal. No widespread snow for at least the next 7 days! Enjoy!

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