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More snow, sleet on the way: Parts of Delaware to see up to 6 more inches Thursday

Joy Ashford
Delaware News Journal

The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 6 inches of snow and ice for parts of Delaware on Thursday, bringing more cold, wintry weather to the region.

Heavy snow is expected to begin falling Thursday around 5 a.m. in New Castle County, with a change to sleet and freezing rain expected by late afternoon or evening. Light precipitation is expected to continue into Friday morning.

Northern Delaware could see an accumulation of 4 to 6 inches, with a potential additional glaze of ice from the freezing rain expected Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The rest of the state is predicted to receive between a light coating and 2 inches of snowfall. There is a 100% chance of precipitation.

Winds of up to 15 mph are expected on Thursday morning. 

While the National Weather Service released a winter weather advisory for Kent and Sussex counties, New Castle County is under a winter storm warning. 

Delaware snowfall totals: Track the inch count around the state

A snow emergency in Newark also goes into effect starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

"Vehicles must be removed from on-street parking spaces along the Snow Emergency Route by midnight; any vehicles along the emergency route after that time will be towed,” according to a city of Newark press release.

The city also reminded New Castle County residents that sidewalks must be shoveled with 24 hours of the end of the storm.

In a recent update, Newark also announced city municipal offices will be closed Thursday.

Contact Joy Ashford at jashford@delawareonline.com. Follow her on Twitter @joy_ashford.