The snow is beginning to wind down while the remainder of the day will be cloudy and temps will stay cold through the end of the week.
Philadelphia is now 9.2° below average for February – a number that is sure to fall even further by the end of the week – which puts it into the top 5 coldest Februaries of record. Except for a quick surge into the 30s on Wednesday, highs will remain in the 20s.
Another arctic cold front moved through the Delaware Valley this morning keeping afternoon temperatures holding in the teens and 20s.
Clouds (and even a morning flurry!) will give way to sunshine later today, and temperatures will again take an icy plunge.
We fell just shy of the record low temperature in Philadelphia, bottoming out a degree short at 2°, but new records have been reached in both Trenton and Wilmington.
Fire Department and Public Works crews have been answering non-stop calls this week for burst pipes as the Jersey Shore experiences wind chills far below zero degrees.
Twenty-six schools districts throughout Delaware have announced closings for Friday, February 20 due to the dangerously low temperatures and wind chills predicted.
Though a weekend storm waits in the wings, first we will have to deal with some potential record temperatures!
Highs on Thursday and Friday are unlikely to reach 20 degrees. Winds will once again be a factor, and it’ll be blustery both days.
3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, the cold snowy weather could be costing us more than we think.
A wind chill advisory remains in effect into Monday morning.
Wind Chill Advisories are in effect through later this morning for the entire Delaware Valley, including a Wind Chill Warning for the Poconos. Wind chills will range from near 0 to the south to as low as -25 in the mountains!
Here’s a guide to staying safe – and warm – during extremely cold and wintry weather.
Another clipper is bringing light snow showers to the Delaware Valley on Thursday. Temperatures will be approaching 40, so enjoy the ‘balmy’ weather while you can. BIG changes start tonight.
If you are a winter weather fan, you will love the forecast over the next several days and get ready for a cold Valentine’s Day weekend.