Anyone else squealing with glee in anticipation of the weekend?
Interesting fact: Philadelphia, Mississippi reported golf ball and egg-sized hail Sunday night.
A large and potent storm has been responsible for several days of severe weather, not to mention significant snow for the central portion of the U.S. However, the Delaware Valley will only have to endure a nuisance.
A rude winter awakening looms on the horizon, so enjoy the warmth while you can! Tuesday is providing a well-deserved forecast of quiet weather, some sun and mild temperatures in the low 60’s (our normal high is 51.)
Philadelphia was just shy of tying a record low Friday morning with the thermometer bottoming out at 11 degrees.
The Presidents’ Day chill will set the stage for yet another round of snow into Tuesday morning.
“The old-fashioned term would be ‘cabin fever,’ ” notes psychologist Frank Farley of Temple University. He says the impact of this winter goes way beyond Seasonal Affective Disorder.
This will be an all-day event Thursday, and since the rain/snow line will gradually lift north as we approach daylight, we have a variety pack of precipitation expectations and impacts.
But yes, a large storm looms on the horizon. Winter Storm Watches are already slated to take effect late Wednesday night, a sign there’s high confidence that this storm will significantly impact our region.
Another week, another threat for major winter weather — this time on Thursday.
The forecast hasn’t changed much for the weekend. We still expect two separate batches of light snow.
It’s been an exhausting week of wintry weather. If you’re dreading the possibility of more snow, I come bearing hopeful news.
Despite a brief break, the active weather pattern will get underway again Tuesday night. Our second large storm of the week moves in overnight into Wednesday morning as a mixed bag of snow, ice and rain (which could freeze on contact).
Despite a duo of nearby disturbances, Delaware Valley residents can look forward to a pretty quiet (and MILD!) weekend. Ironically, the mildest day of the next 7 comes on Sunday, which of course marks the first ever cold weather Super Bowl.
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.