Light snow through Saturday afternoon

Light snow through Saturday afternoon

The season's first snowstorm predicted to blanket the state overnight Friday was just delayed a bit for much of the state but hit hard in the southern third of Delaware. Light snow was predicted for the South Coast of MA, and Cape Cod and the Islands were even expected to get some wet snow before it changes over to rain.

The first accumulating snow of the season ended up pretty much as forecast by the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 5 a.m. Fridy to 7 a.m. Saturday.

The freezing weather is expected to continue throughout the weekend, with two to four inches of new snow falling through the day Saturday.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, could see five to eight inches, as well as Boston, Massachusetts. Regardless, snow is expected to ramp-up over the next six hours or so, with some steadier snow this afternoon.

The snow had to battle entrenched dry air and it has taken awhile to "moisten the column", as the meteorologists say. New York City will see 3 to 5 inches between noon and 6 p.m., and the New England coast could see up to 6 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Thunderstoms developed offshore, and they hogged some of the storm's moisture.

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