Cold, chance of snow forecast in week ahead

Cold, chance of snow forecast in week ahead

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Warm, humid air settling over the icy Brandywine River makes for a hypnotic viewing in Wilmington. The show of rolling fog hugging the waters in Brandywine Park captivated passerby Friday afternoon.
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Low temperatures and a chance of snow are in the forecast for much of the week, with weekend temperatures expected to climb out of a cold snap. 

Monday temperatures in southern Delaware are expected to stay just above freezing with highs at 34 degrees, but in Wilmington the highs are only 29 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures statewide spent the weekend below freezing, with Sunday highs between 26-28 degrees. 

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There’s a brief warming expected on Tuesday, when highs in the state’s northern areas could reach the upper-30s and the low-40s in the south, NWS Meteorologist Jared Klein said. But the cold front returns Tuesday night. 

The chance of snow across the state Tuesday is 30 percent, with northern Delaware having its chance at precipitation in the afternoon and the southern side catching up in the evening, Klein said. 

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The cold air will be back Wednesday and keep highs statewide between the upper 20s and 30 degrees. Snow chance remains 30 percent, Klein said. 

A coastal storm will be brewing around this time, Klein said, though current expectations for a powerful impact on Delaware are low. If the storm consolidates more quickly than expected and stays closer to the coast, however, Klein said more snow and cold air could wash over the state. 

By Thursday, Klein predicts dry and warming temperatures in the upper-20s for Wilmington and between 33-34 degrees for Georgetown. 

The warming trend for the weekend is expected to begin Friday, Klein said.  

Contact Adam Duvernay at aduvernay@delawareonline.com or (302) 319-1855 or @duvINdelaware.

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