Weekend winter storm hits the Philadelphia region

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A weekend storm is hitting the Philadelphia region that could bring snow, sleet and freezing rain followed by bitter cold, high winds and icy conditions, making travel hazardous and power outages possible.

Winter storm warnings have been issued for the Poconos.

The storm is expected to bring a wintry mix Saturday, before turning into rain overnight.

The rain or wintry mix is expected to end by midday Sunday, but temperatures will plummet, creating the possibility of freezing on roadways.

Both Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Friday declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm.

READ: Pennsylvania, New Jersey declare state of emergency ahead of winter storm 

Both states have imposed travel restrictions and drivers are urged to stay of the roads, if possible.

LATEST FORECAST:
  • SATURDAY NIGHT -- Brief Wintry Mix Transitions to Rain, Heavy at Times. Temperatures Slowly Rise. Low 35.
  • SUNDAY -- Rain to a Brief Wintry Mix, then Ending by Midday. Windy, Turning Bitter Cold. High 49. Temperatures Plummet, Sub-Freezing by 3pm, into the Teens by 7pm.
  • MONDAY (MLK DAY) -- Sunny and Windy with Dangerous Cold. High 15. Wind Chill Values as Cold as -10°
  • TUESDAY -- Mostly Sunny and Still Cold. High 29.
  • WEDNESDAY -- Turning Mostly Cloudy and Milder. High 47.
  • THURSDAY -- Mostly Cloudy with a Chance of Rain. High 49.