Thursday, November 25, 2010

The First Snow of This Winter

Thanks to Dave in Flourtown for sending a picture of the season's first snowfall of the winter.  Snowfall totals were modest -- a trace in Philadelphia for the first Thanksgiving snowfall in the city since 2005 and haven't had a snowfall of more than a trace on Thanksgiving since 1989.  The early winter treat was a nice and somewhat unexpected surprise for the region, especially when snow is falling on Elmo at the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Temperatures today have struggled to move higher -- they are in the upper 30's and close to 40 this evening in Philadelphia and points north, with 40's to the south of town as warm air is gradually on the march.  Most of the precipitation from earlier today has cleared out, with just a few showers wandering around the northern burbs this evening.    

Another slug of rain to the west of us -- out near Pittsburgh at 7:30 PM -- will move through the northern and western areas of the region after midnight, with more showers possible toward morning for everyone west of Philadelphia as the cold front begins to cross the state.  Warm air will gradually ooze north into Philadelphia, with temperatures rising overnight into the 50's, with mid 50's possible around Philadelphia by 7 AM Friday morning.   Low 50's are possible by sunrise Friday morning from Pottstown to Doylestown to Trenton and points south, with 40's across the Lehigh Valley and Berks County.

More:   Current Weather Page