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Most of Delaware avoids significant snow Wednesday

Delaware Public Media

Delawareans were mostly spared the worst snow in Wednesday's winter storm.

The National Weather Service says it will be limited to the northernmost portion of New Castle County.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Alex Staarmann says residents could see 4 to 6 inches close to the Pennsylvania border, and the Wilmington area is expected to get 2-4.

So far the state’s reporting stations show the heaviest snow has fallen in Claymont.  It reported nearly 4.5 inches at 7 p.m.  Greenville, North Wilmington and White Clay Creek all reported 4 inches or slightly more.

He says adds areas further south like Middletown and Dover will likely only see a light dusting in the afternoon followed by rain and sleet and the potentil for another light round of snow Thursday morning.

"This storm is certainly forecast to have a sharp gradient in accumulation totals, and that gradient is currently forecst to be around or just north of the Wilmington area," said Staarmann. "Places south of Wilmington are unlikely to see much of any significant accumulation."

Staarmann notes the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Sussex County beaches; that advisory goes into effect at 4 p.m. Wednesday and lasts until midnight. Carr says winds could howl to 40- to 45-miles per hour.

He says there is also a coastal flood advisory that goes into effect with Wednesday night's high tide and lasts through Thursday morning’s high tide.

This story has been updated