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.
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.
They have been scarce around here this season, but Nor’easters are notorious in our area during the winter months.
This is one big storm that will impact millions of people. Snow and sleet are already falling in the deep south.
An arctic cold front moving through the Delaware Valley tonight continues to bring a period of steady snow.
A little Alberta clipper has a Sunday afternoon trip planned for the Delaware Valley. It is packing light, with a relatively measly 1–3″ of snow expected.
A few weak disturbances will move through providing some scattered snow shower chances overnight.
Of all the weather ‘events’ this troublesome winter, the ones this weekend will be the tamest. A few little disturbances in the atmosphere can brush by the area bringing a nuisance amount of snow.
Philadelphia has received over 40 inches of snow this winter and is currently less than 3″ away from entering the top 10 list of all time record winter seasons.
In the wake of Tuesday’s crippling ice storm, the worst winter storm in PECO’s history with well more than half a million powerless, many remain away from their homes due to lack of heat. And the chill isn’t departing the area anytime soon, with Arctic high pressure in control through the end of the week. Temperatures tonight dip into the 20’s, and barely get above freezing tomorrow – a bit of melting, perhaps, but not enough to rid the area of much snow or ice.
The exhausting wintry weather we’ve experienced this year will relax for just another day before more snow arrives this weekend.
In the wake of an ice storm that dumped up to a full HALF INCH of ice on portions of the region, many people this evening are without heat and electricity as temperatures plummet into the 20′s.
A Winter Storm Warning will continue into Wednesday for snow and ice with the biggest threat North and West of Philadelphia. In addition to hazardous travel Wednesday morning, significant icing of .25-.5″ could take down tree limbs and power lines especially in our far NW suburbs and the Lehigh Valley.
As moisture arrives overnight, temperatures will be warm enough for rain, then change over to snow as the colder air filters south and east.
The National Weather Service pegs snow amounts Monday at 4 to 6 inches, but anywhere from less than 3 inches south to perhaps an isolated 6+ inches could occur.