WEATHER ALERT: Winter weather advisory until 9 a.m. Tuesday -- 2 to 4 inches of snow possible


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW THAT IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EST TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF DELAWARE.

* HAZARD TYPES... SNOW. A LITTLE SLEET IS POSSIBLE IN THE TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW BETWEEN 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING... RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW FROM NORTH TO SOUTH TONIGHT... BEGINNING SOMETIME LATE THIS EVENING. THE CHANGE TO SNOW MAY NOT REACH LAUREL...GUMBORO AND FENWICK ISLAND UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT. SNOW WILL BE TAPERING TO FLURRIES AND ENDING BETWEEN 7 AM AND 9 AM TUESDAY. THE HEAVIEST SNOW SHOULD OCCUR BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5 AM.

* IMPACTS...SLIPPERY PAVEMENTS DUE TO TEMPERATURES FALLING FREEZING AS RAIN CHANGE TO SNOW.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 40S LATE THIS AFTERNOON WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.