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.
Another arctic cold front moved through the Delaware Valley this morning keeping afternoon temperatures holding in the teens and 20s.
Clouds (and even a morning flurry!) will give way to sunshine later today, and temperatures will again take an icy plunge.
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.
Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories remain in effect.
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 fell just shy of the record low temperature in Philadelphia, bottoming out a degree short at 2°, but new records have been reached in both Trenton and Wilmington.
Though a weekend storm waits in the wings, first we will have to deal with some potential record temperatures!
Highs on Thursday and Friday are unlikely to reach 20 degrees. Winds will once again be a factor, and it’ll be blustery both days.
With several inches of snow on the ground, it was a dicey morning for commuters.
Roads were initially very treacherous, but are beginning to improve as we progress through the morning.
Dr. Robert Lawrie with VCA Old Marple animal hospital in Springfield warns to limit dog walks in the extreme cold, and keep cats indoors — they can suffer thermal injuries.
Essential employees should report to work on their regular schedule.
We are forecasting 3-4″ in the city, 4-6″ across interior southern NJ and over 6″ in Southern Delaware and coastal NJ.