PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eleven days this month have featured measurable rain in Philadelphia and we are going to add a few more days to that total starting today. Moderate rain will be with us most of the day and commuters should prepare for reduced visibility, ponding and slow travel. Highs today will be in the mid 40’s and it will be breezy with a NE wind at 10-15 mph.
Farther north, in the Poconos and Northampton County, a Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect. 1-2″ of wet snow may accumulate followed by a period of sleet and freezing rain overnight. As temperatures rise, all precipitation in northern areas will change to plain rain by Wednesday morning.
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Around the city and suburbs, tonight and Wednesday morning will be cloudy with just a spotty shower and some drizzle. Later Wednesday afternoon, rain returns and will become heavier. A thunderstorm is possible especially across southern New Jersey and Delaware and any storm could be accompanied by strong, gusty winds. 1-2″ of rain is expected through Wednesday night and this could lead to poor drainage flooding. Temperatures Wednesday will rise into the mid 50’s.
It’s windy with a lingering shower Thursday morning and the rest of the day will be mostly cloudy. Friday will be blustery and much colder despite some sunshine. Temperatures Friday will only be in the upper 30’s but wind chills will be below freezing. High pressure settles in over the weekend bringing more sunshine. Saturday is still chilly with highs in the lower 40’s but the mercury rebounds into the lower 50’s by Sunday. There is a chance of showers on Monday.