First up is the clipper system that will spread about 1 to 3 inches of snow from late tonight through Monday morning. Then the clipper changes clothes, moves off the coast and becomes a Nor’easter from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
After Saturday’s storm we catch a brief break for the rest of the weekend, before another snowstorm arrives late Sunday night.
The giant, wet snow that has fallen across the Delaware Valley is changing over to rain in many areas.
Snowfall will begin to encroach on the western most areas of the region by the early afternoon and spread eastward from there.
An Alberta Clipper will move through the Delaware Valley Wednesday. But this is no ordinary “Clipper”.
As temperatures fall below freezing during the early morning hours, any untreated surfaces will refreeze.
An extensive freezing rain threat has developed across the entire region this Sunday morning, as rain pushes in from the south and encounters arctic cold that failed to be displaced ahead of the system. As the rain falls, it freezes on contact and roads have been treacherous all morning across the region.
The first half of the weekend presents no question marks, but the same cannot be said about the second half.
It’s a quiet morning across the Delaware Valley, which continues into the weekend.
The thermometer is going to have a tough time reaching the freezing mark today, and wind chills will kick in thanks to a northerly breeze.
The rain will freeze on contact through the morning hours, especially in areas to the north and west of Philadelphia. You’ll want to be especially careful on bridges, overpasses, sidewalks and any other untreated surfaces.
It’s funny how the mid-30’s can feel downright comfy after a day locked in the teens, isn’t it? Today’s weather started with a brief period of light snow, then transitioned into a breezy but pleasant and mostly seasonable afternoon. Don’t get too used to it.
Despite a bright, quiet start to the new year, we won’t have to wait long for our first large system.
Only a few days left until Christmas, and while precipitation will be falling leading up to the big day, it isn’t going to be the white stuff.
Yes, much of the Delaware Valley can expect to see some sunshine on Wednesday.