Weather Blog: Heavy Snow, Then Brutal Cold
By Kathy Orr
How Much Snow?
A coastal storm is rapidly developing and intensifying off the coast of Virginia and is pushing additional moisture our way. Snow is accumulating fast with very cold temperatures.
The Delaware Valley will see 6″ to as much as 10” of light fluffy snow accumulate. With South Jersey in the same range. There will be locally higher amounts possible in interior South Jersey within intense snow bands.
The snow will end from west to east Friday morning.
Friday morning blowing snow will be a problem. Roads will be snow covered as winds gust to 35mph.
Air traffic is likely to be delayed as well. Check with your carrier if you have plans to fly Friday.
Brutal Cold to Follow
Dangerously cold air will be left in the wake of the storm and combine with a vicious wind as the storm pulls away Friday. So while temperatures read in the teens, wind gusts to 35mph will drive wind chill values as low as 0 to -10 degrees through most of the day.
Saturday night looks bitter! Eagles fans will need to bundle up for the playoff game, at kickoff only 22 degrees.
Thankfully, the wind will be light.
Stay warm and safe!