WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm watch in effect from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter storm watch that is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

A storm system developing over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday will pass off the Carolina coast Friday night and then continue to the northeast on Saturday. Snow from this system will overspread the region from south to north Friday afternoon and it will continue much of Saturday. Significant snow totals of 6 to 12 inches will occur over the watch area. Higher totals are possible, especially across the Delmarva region. Strengthening winds on Saturday may create areas of blowing and drifting snow which may create additional hazards.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Now is the time to prepare for significant winter weather. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.