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.
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.