Big deal, it’s March. It might as well be January or February as the weather is stuck firmly in winter mode.
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.
Despite the fact that temperatures will still top out several degrees below average (in the upper 30s), relativity is going to make it feel a little bit better. A day of plentiful sunshine won’t hurt either.
Philadelphia is now 9.2° below average for February – a number that is sure to fall even further by the end of the week – which puts it into the top 5 coldest Februaries of record. Except for a quick surge into the 30s on Wednesday, highs will remain in the 20s.
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.
We are forecasting 3-4″ in the city, 4-6″ across interior southern NJ and over 6″ in Southern Delaware and coastal NJ.
A wind chill advisory remains in effect into Monday morning.
The Delaware Valley will be in Winter’s grip this weekend so it will be a great time to snuggle up with your Valentine.
Wind Chill Advisories are in effect through later this morning for the entire Delaware Valley, including a Wind Chill Warning for the Poconos. Wind chills will range from near 0 to the south to as low as -25 in the mountains!
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.
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.