A little snow for Saturday?

Posted: March 16, 2013

A little snow could start falling Saturday morning, and with another round possible Sunday night, but don't worry about shoveling or stocking up on groceries.

Not a single advisory, watch or warning has been issued for the Philadelphia area by the National Weather Service.

Storm's too puny to even earn a name from the Weather Channel.

Flakes might be in the air in the city and suburbs Saturday morning, but they shouldn't add up to much in the city, not with temperatures remaining above freezing, said meteorologist Larry Nierenberg of the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.

"Any accumulation would be minimal, a couple of tenths on grassy surfaces, if that," he said.

Light rain might begin before midnight, as a cold front moves through, with light rain, light snow or a mix given a chance from pre-dawn hours into the afternoon.

As the afternoon warms into the low 40s, the chance of snow disappears, but might briefly return after sundown.

At no point, though, is any precipitation considered likely.

Snow's even less of a concern Sunday night and Monday morning, since temperatures will be warmer and rain, possibly heavy at times, could make for a dreary Monday and Tuesday, the last full day of winter.

"This one looks to be predominantly rain," Neirenberg said. "... "Maybe we're getting our April showers a little early here."

For more on the weather, go to www.philly.com/weather.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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