It was a day for parkas, mittens, hot chocolate and roaring fireplaces as the afternoon temperature didn’t rise above the freezing mark in Philadelphia – and with winds gusting over 30mph, it didn’t feel much warmer than the teens all day. This is drastic cold for the time of year – our normal high for November 18 is 54 degrees and our normal LOW is 39 – so we didn’t even come close.
By the time this chill reaches us Thursday or Friday, temperatures may average 10-15 degrees below normal for several days on end.
Kate Bilo, Mindie Barnett and some models show off some winter jacket trends.
The new month will come in with a howling wind and daytime highs nearly fifteen degrees below normal.
Thursday will be pleasantly mild, with a high of 76, but then a cool front slips through at night, knocking the temperatures back again for Friday.
Yesterday was close to average with a high of 84, but highs today, tomorrow and Saturday surge back to around 90 with high humidity.
Overnight, the heavy rain will continue to push north through New Jersey, with showers and storms also moving through Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs as a cold front moves through.
Kate Bilo provides her weather blog in verse form.
Another beautiful day in store tomorrow, with highs in the low 80′s and lots of sunshine, and we should keep the sun for Thursday.
Tonight and tomorrow will feel downright autumnal for this time of year, with overnight lows in many spots diving into the 50′s and highs tomorrow struggling to reach 80!
A lot was made about the Polar Vortex this past winter. It gained massive amounts of traction as a hashtag on Twitter and appeared in articles all over the web as a new phenomenon.
Severe thunderstorms will impact the area tonight, delivering a combination threat of severe wind gusts in excess of 60mph, very heavy localized downpours, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.
Showers have now cleared the region and cooler, less humid air is arriving. We’ll enjoy a fabulous Friday with highs in the low to mid 80′s and lower humidity.
It’s another round of flooding concerns Tuesday, with slow-moving, moisture-rich storms sprouting across the region.
We’ve had a string of lovely weekends in Philadelphia and this weekend continues that streak.