The cold high pressure system that brought the sunshine today across the Delaware Valley will keep the cold air locked in place tonight allowing for more snow.
Heavy snow will continue to fall through the overnight hours and into the early morning, piling up well over 6 inches in many areas, with even higher amounts in our far north and west suburbs where the snow could pile up over a foot.
From driving snow that crippled traffic and caused accidents, to an ice storm that left more than a half million people in our region in the dark, the cost of this winter could be tallied in varied ways including serious inconveniences.
As moisture arrives overnight, temperatures will be warm enough for rain, then change over to snow as the colder air filters south and east.
Another winter blast blanketed the region Saturday with a modest covering of snow, but it still caused some problems for area residents.
Philadelphia has already made it to the 5th snowiest January of all time with 22.5”… and counting!
There are more snow opportunities during the next several days and even more biting wind chills
It has been a roller coaster week in weather and the ride is not over.
Despite the thawing temperatures, a Freezing Rain Advisory goes into effect overnight for most of the Delaware Valley, excluding southern DE and eastern NJ.
After two days of bone chilling cold, record low temperatures, and bitter wind chills, some of the Delaware Valley will finally climb above the freezing point on Thursday as the Polar Vortex retreats to the north.
Dangerous wind chills are also expected to develop late Monday night.
Two areas of low pressure are converging on the greater Philadelphia region, set to leave behind significant snow and dangerously cold air. Snowfall begins around sunset and won’t let up until Friday late in the morning.
A relatively tranquil weather pattern will help kick off the New Year in Philadelphia. However, don’t expect it to last very long! The ingredients of our next snow storm are starting to organize in the central U.S.
The best shot for snow was through the north and west-most counties, and Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect until early Sunday morning for that region.
What do you call the region we live in? A local businessman hopes it isn’t “The Delaware Valley,” and he wants to put “Philadelphia” back at the center of the metropolitan area.