The weather forecast for Delaware shows a snowstorm of up to 3 inches on Friday

The weather forecast for Delaware shows a snowstorm of up to 3 inches on Friday

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Delaware is expected to be hit by another winter storm on Friday, but the worst of it will not pass through the first state, according to a National Weather Service forecast.

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, posted the forecast snow totals for Friday’s storm on X, formerly known as Twitter, and Delaware will get between less than an inch of snow in the south to 4 inches in the north. The state is under a winter weather advisory from midnight Thursday until 10 p.m. Friday.

The area that will take the biggest hit from the storm has been expanded since Wednesday evening. The 4-6 inch band follows the I-95 corridor north of Wilmington to just north of Somerville, New Jersey.

In Delaware, Wilmington is expected to receive 3-4 inches of snow, and areas around the state’s northern border will likely receive more than 4 inches. Outside of Wilmington and into Kent County, snow totals of 1-2 inches are expected.

The snow/rain line is expected to be just south of Dover, meaning areas in southern Kent County and Sussex County will receive a wintry mix and less than an inch of snow.

Snow will begin falling between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m., and the snow will taper off early Saturday morning.

What is the probability of snowfall and closures in Delaware

According to, there is a 45% chance that Wilmington will see 3-6 inches of snow and a 37% chance that Wilmington will get 1-3 inches of snow. Additionally, there is a 40% chance that school facilities in Wilmington will be closed due to the weather.

In Dover, there is a 76% chance of 1-3 inches of snow, according to AccuWeather. There is also a 30% chance that school facilities will be closed due to weather.

In Seaford, there is a 49% chance of 1-2 inches of snow and a 33% chance of just snow, according to Also, there is a 60% chance that school facilities will be closed due to weather.

Warm weather is coming to Delaware next week

Cold air begins to leave the state on Sunday as temperatures begin to rise. Highs are expected to reach 33 with lows of 14. Monday will begin the melting process with highs climbing into the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s.

The rest of next week will see temperatures rise into the mid to upper 40s and possibly 50 degrees.

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