But the most noticeable impact from this storm will be the brutal blast of cold air that will race in behind the front.
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.)
It might be meteorological spring today, but everything else points to the dead of winter.
After a frigid Friday, temperatures rebound ever so slightly as we welcome in March this weekend, but we will also welcome yet another winter storm, our 15th of the season.
One last day of the delicious taste of spring before a bitter taste of winter returns this week.
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.
Flooding has been reported in some areas as the winter storm continues to move across the region.
The warm air aloft and at the surface may limit snow totals south and east of Philadelphia, but in the north and west suburbs an additional 3-6″ of snow will fall (locally higher amounts possible), pushing total snowfall amounts in some spots into the 18-22″ range.
It’s not over yet. Another thump of snow will rumble through this evening and tonight as the back edge of the storm moves through, and these bands will intensify as another coastal low deepens offshore.
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.
Roses are red, violets are blue, the Nor’easter is a pain for everyone, even florists too!
The southern jet stream remains active allowing for a low pressure system that’s currently over the deep South to intensify tonight and head up the East Coast.
They have been scarce around here this season, but Nor’easters are notorious in our area during the winter months.
It is in higher demand this Valentine’s Day than jewelry. It won’t melt your heart, but it will melt the snow on streets and sidewalks.
This storm will have all the hallmarks of a true nor’easter – howling winds, heavy snow, strong waves along the coast, and unlike the storms we dealt with in January that were all snow and high-ratio snow at that, this one will have mixing issues.