WEATHER ALERT: Winter weather advisory issued for Saturday snow of 2-4 inches

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 7 a.m. Saturday to midnight Saturday night.

Low pressure developing along the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday afternoon was expected to track northeastward Friday night and Saturday, and to move off the Carolina coast early Saturday night.

With cold air in place over the northern Mid-Atlantic region, the Delmarva area was expected to be on the northern fringe of snow associated with the low. Snow is expected to begin Saturday morning, around or just after sunrise, with 2 to 4 inches expected during the day and into early Saturday night.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Officials advice that the public be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.