Winter and Spring are battling it out today as a classic early Spring clipper system is bringing rain and even some snow in the mountains today.
Hosted by CBS 3 meteorologist Carol Erickson, the day long complaining event started with her keynote address, “Why The Heck Is It Still So Cold?”
The calendar say Spring but it does not feel like it, as a persistent winter-like pattern continues.
Winter took spring hostage on Friday and refused to give up without a struggle.
March is typically a volatile month as Spring and Winter fight it out. In this case, Winter will win the battle but lose the war. Spring officially arrives tomorrow at 6:45PM but Winter will have one last laugh as up to 6″ of wet snow fall on parts of the Delaware Valley.
Let’s look on the bright side. Spring arrives on Friday! But yes, a Winter Storm looms on the horizon.
The McGusty’s blew into town today, hoping to disrupt the St. Patrick’s Day parade with their intrusive presence.
No Forecast? Well, not actually No Forecast, but a forecast of No. No snow, no shoveling, no ice, no freezing rain, no storms tomorrow, no problem.
A soaking rain will overspread the region around midnight and continue, heavy at times, through Saturday.
If it is possible to make time fly as we did overnight, why does the weather just trudge along?
Face the corner, Old Man Winter, and don’t come out until Mother Nature and the rest of us give the okay….and that might be awhile.
The deep freeze means that morning travel could be tricky. Slushy spots will re-freeze and untreated roads will remain slippery. Allow plenty of extra time as you head out the door Friday morning and remember to slow down and use caution.
The snow is piling up, with several inches already being reported across the Delaware Valley.
The snow will fall steadily during the early morning hours as the front sinks south dragging the precipitation bands with it.
Even though the precipitation will end, untreated surfaces will remain icy overnight into Monday morning.