NBC Philadelphia reports that today's snow will be a two-day event that -- once again -- will bring the city to a halt: "The morning commute should be okay aside from a few slippery roads, but the afternoon commute could be treacherous. This storm isn't expected to dump 20 inches on the area, but could be just as bad since most of the snow will be heavy and wet, says meteorologist Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz. Toppled trees and snapped power lines are expected in parts of the area by late Thursday evening. "The storm track should be a very unusual one," Schwartz said. " It is developing off the North Carolina coast and should move to the northeast toward Cape Cod." Winds will also be a major factor in this storm. They're expected to increase from 10 m.p.h. in the morning to 40 m.p.h. by night with gusts clocking 60 m.p.h. being possible. Those winds, coupled with the heavy snow and slushy base equates to a possible Category 5 - Crippling storm for our area for the fourth time this winter. Officials say they have over 400 staffers ready to hit the roads when the conditions reach critical mass. Philadelphia declared a snow emergency at 9 a.m. Thursday. That means you cannot park along snow emergency routes. To help residents, the city's brought back it's $5 all day/night flat parking fee for city-owned garages."