My poker chips are ALL IN ladies and gentlemen. A major winter storm is coming beginning tonight and going all the way into Saturday Afternoon. Model guidance from last night and this morning has shown a significant shift westward with the track. Coastal Delmarva will be in the hot seat regarding the most significant impacts from this winter storm.
For the first time since January of 2018, we have Blizzard Warnings for Northampton, Accomack, Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Sussex Counties from 7pm Friday until 7pm on Saturday. Winter Storm Warnings are in place for all of Delmarva except for Cecil County in Maryland. There is very strict criteria in place to qualify for a Blizzard Warning. I do think that a expansion westward with the Blizzard Warnings are not out of the question.
Snow will be developing across the region from 5-8pm. And the heaviest will be in place from Midnight tonight through noon Saturday. Significant snowfall rates of 1-3 inches per hour are possible with wind gusts of 40-50 mph. This will create a roadway nightmare on the shore for Saturday morning. Avoid travel at all cost if you can during the height of this blizzard.