Scattered snow showers are possible Thursday morning, mainly north and west of Philadelphia, but will bring no more than a coating to 1″. Highest amounts will be in the Poconos and although this is a weak system, it may still be enough to produce slick spots during the morning commute so use caution and allow extra time to get to your destination.
A southwesterly flow ahead of the next frontal boundary will usher in milder air today. Despite the chilly start, temperatures are already running 5-15 degrees warmer than this time yesterday.
Bundle up! The wind chills might not be as fierce as they were overnight, but they shouldn’t be taken lightly.
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.
Areas of light snow will continue to move into the region and change over to freezing rain and rain from south to north overnight.
Every possible type of winter precipitation takes aim on the Delaware Valley as we move through the day and night.
With the recent arctic air mass in place, freezing rain will be an issue for parts of the area.
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.
Get ready for the wind. Get ready for the cold. Then, get ready for some more snow.
Many people are waking up to both positive and negative single-digit wind chills this morning.
Winter storm warnings will go into effect at noon on Monday.
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.