Rain now falling in the Deep South is expected to turn to snow by the time it gets to the Philadelphia area late tonight in the the first major winter storm of the season.
The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for 1 a.m. tomorrow until 6 a.m. Sunday for Philadelphia and Delaware counties and all of South Jersey.
A winter storm watch is in effect for Chester Montgomery and Bucks counties.
Accumulations will depend on the track of the storm.
The NWS says it now appears that 4 to 8 inches will fall in the warning area with locally higher amounts and 2 to 4 inches in the watch area.
If the storm moves more to the west, accumulations will be higher; less if it drifts to the east.
Temperatures tomorrow will be range from the mid 20s to the low 30s throughout the region.
With the first major winter storm headed toward the region, state and county transportation agencies on both sides of the Delaware are gearing for road salting and snow clearing operations.
There are no reports yet of runs on stores for eggs, bread and milk.