Winter Weather Warning issued as powerful nor’easter hits state


A Winter Weather Storm warning is in effect for northern Delaware, with heavy snowfall along the I-95 corridor.

Much of Delaware will primarily see rain from the powerful nor’easter that will bring coastal flooding and high winds.

The storm is likely to produce the first sizable snowfall in the state since March of 2018.


The National Weather Service said the confidence of snowfall is “lowest near the I-95 corridor  as snow amounts will be highly dependent on the dominant precipitation type.”

Snowfall amounts could in the northern portion of the state be in the three to four-inch range. Precipitation could start at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the Weather Service estimated.

Areas to the north in Pennsylvania could see between eight inches of snow in areas west of Philadelphia to two feet of snow in the Poconos.

Gusts up to 50 miles an hour are expected in central/southern Delaware, where a Wind Advisory is in effect.

In northern Delaware, the state Department of Transportation brined roads across New Castle County on Tuesday in preparation for the Wednesday storm.

Kent and Sussex are expected to primarily see heavy rains from this storm, with flooding possible in low-lying areas and high winds along the coast.

DelDOT’s brine operation.

The heaviest precipitation is anticipated during the early evening hours on Wednesday.

This storm has the potential to bring the largest snowfall to the state since March 2018. 

During any wintry weather event, DelDOT works to clear primary roads before working on secondary and local roads. DelDOT’s snow plow tracker will be active during the storm and is available on and the free DelDOT mobile app.

Also, the department has nearly 200 cameras statewide that are available to monitor travel conditions.