WEATHER BLOG: Sunday Night Snow, Then A Cold Week Ahead
By Justin Drabick
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An arctic cold front moving through the Delaware Valley tonight continues to bring a period of steady snow. The steadiest snow will continue through the evening and begin to taper off and come to an end before midnight.
Overall, amounts will be around 1-2″. Some 3″ amounts are possible, especially in areas north of Philadelphia. Snowfall rates could reach 1″ per hour in some spots during the evening. Slow travel with reduced visibility will continue through the evening. Temperatures will remain below freezing so expect snow-covered roads on untreated surfaces.
Drier weather returns overnight but low temperatures will be in the teens to low 20s allowing for icy spots to continue into Monday morning.
Behind the arctic front, a fresh supply of arctic air returns for Monday through Wednesday with high temperatures in the 20s to near 30 degrees, 10-15 degrees below average. Nighttime temperatures will drop into the teens.
A typical active February weather pattern continues this week. A larger southern storm may track up the east coast and bring some snow and rain late Wednesday night into Thursday. Forecast guidance still remains inconsistent on the timing, track and formation of the storm, which would determine what we would see. The forecast will continue to change over the next couple days.