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By Katie Fehlinger

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s a pattern that simply won’t let up!

Bitterly cold air continues to plague the Philadelphia region, and there’s a good chance we don’t even see a seasonable day until next month.

Typically, temperatures would climb to about 40 degrees this time of year, but not one day of the next seven even climbs higher than the lower 30’s.

Part of the problem is a series of quick-moving clipper systems helping to reinforce the chill. Two such systems arrive in rapid succession this weekend, and both bring chances for snow.

Saturday:
A fresh round of snow moves in mainly by the afternoon. Expect a general 1-3″ to fall across the board. Blustery conditions will also accompany the system (wind gusts peak at 40mph), so the snow may come down in squalls and reduce visibility at times. Sounds like a good excuse to plan some indoor activities!

Sunday:
Clipper #2 also brings a little light snow (mainly late in the day). However, depending on the final track of this disturbance, only parts of our area get anything out of it. Right now, Philadelphia and all points north and west have the best chance for a modest accumulation a coating, but likely no more than an inch.

In addition, Monday may feature a few snow showers as the same clipper retreats.

Here’s to hot cocoa and warm blankets!

Stay warm,

Katie