As the coastal storm behind this messy, winter blast gets a second wind, Sussex County officials are preparing for the worst.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Sussex County through 4 a.m. Thursday, as a rush of cold air is expected to move in later tonight.
The National Weather Service expects two to four inches of snow to fall in the next 12 hours, potentially making for a messy commute both tonight and tomorrow morning.
“Sussex County has been fortunate that the temperature today has been above freezing, so we haven’t seen any real issues to this point,” Sussex County Emergency Operations Center Director Joseph L. Thomas said. “But we expect that to change, so motorists especially should be careful on their drive home this evening as the roads could become snow-covered and icy.”
If you have to head out, drivers are encouraged to drive slowly and pack emergency kits.