Updated 3:16 p.m.
A winter storm has moved into the Philadelphia region that could bring one to three inches of snow and icy conditions into the area through Wednesday night. The storm has the potential for hazardous driving conditions.
Philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools closed for the day along with other schools in the region, and many businesses are doing the same. SEPTA is expected to run on its early exit schedule, which will affect rush hour regional rail trains. Afternoon commute is most likely when people will be most impacted by the snow and ice.
Amtrak earlier announced modifications to its Keystone service between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The city announced a Code Blue advisory in effect through 7 a.m. Thursday. Although city offices closed at 1 p.m., the Office of Homeless Services tweeted that its homeless outreach teams will still be available 24/7 for assistance. If you see someone in need of help, you can call the street outreach team at 215-232-1984. You can more information on what Code Blue means for Philly and how to help those experiencing homelessness on the OHS website.
The winds were so high in advance of the storm a passenger jet set a record for flying speed reaching close to 800 miles per hour with a strong tailwind from the jet stream.
WHYY will follow the changing conditions throughout the day. You can get the latest on the storm at https://www.weather.gov.
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) February 20, 2019
Winter weather advisory has been issued for Philadelphia for today, February 20. Some cancellations reported. Some airlines are offering fee waivers to change itineraries for booked travel to/from certain cities on certain dates. Contact your airline for details.
— PHLAirport (@PHLAirport) February 20, 2019
Code Blue now in effect in Philadelphia due to winter weather. Call Homeless Outreach at 215-232-1984 if you see someone in need of shelter. Learn more ➡️ https://t.co/XlaAwYDQL3 pic.twitter.com/Y80hmfUkDY
— Philadelphia OEM (@PhilaOEM) February 20, 2019
The Associated Press contributed to this report.