So apparently the weather has a calendar, and when it sees that it is the weekend, it brings on some kind of messy weather event. This weekend is no different.
A storm system currently over the deep south bringing rain and snow will track northeast off the southeast coast Thursday morning. The storm will brush our southern viewing area with a quick round of snow early Thursday morning.
Free water ice, everyone. All over the roads, the walkways, parking lots, steps, etc. No flavors except “ouch,” if you end up slipping on it.
The calendar says it all – if it is close to a weekend, than the weather is either lousy or getting there. This weekend is no exception.
After a morning with near-record lows and highs only in the teens (almost 30 degrees below average), we shift our attention to a storm brewing to the west that will bring another messy mixed bag of winter weather to the area late Saturday afternoon and evening.
As temperatures stay below freezing overnight, continue to be on the lookout for patches of ice on untreated surfaces into Tuesday morning.
Tired of these messy Monday’s? We sure are!
Expect rain showers to arrive overnight but change over to freezing rain, then light snow in the N&W suburbs from North to South on Monday, as colder temperatures return.
As we should be used to by now, we have another wet weather system moving in for Monday. This one, like the last several, will be short on snow and long on forecasting challenges.
We’ve already hit our high temperature for the day, which happened shortly after midnight.
Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning (for the 102nd time) and predicts six more weeks of winter, but for snow lovers in Philadelphia, it seems that winter never arrived.
Every possible type of winter precipitation takes aim on the Delaware Valley as we move through the day and night.
We’re still looking for a similar set up storm-wise for late Sunday into Monday, mostly rain south (Delaware and southern New Jersey) with rain/snow/sleet/freezing rain from 1-3 inches in Philadelphia and suburban points just east and west.
An arctic air mass and whipping winds will drive wind chills below zero Saturday morning.
Road crews had the highways and suburban streets in good shape by early Saturday morning, but for many, the task of getting the snow that fell in the western suburbs off the sidewalks and driveways was a greater challenge.