Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Coldest Morning Of Winter So Far, Coldest Day Ahead

It's quite cold out this morning in the Delaware Valley -- temperatures have dropped into the teens, with single digits in Bucks County and the Lehigh Valley.  Temperatures this morning for everyone are the coldest they have been so far this winter as the brunt of Canadian chill is completely being felt throughout the Mid Atlantic. With modest breezes, the wind chill factor is near or even slightly below zero in a few spots.   Temperatures, thankfully, will gradually improve through the day but it will be the coldest day of winter so far.   Expect high temperatures in the upper 20's, with low 30's south of the city this afternoon.  The wind, which was a factor in the last couple of days, will not be as gusty today and will generally average out around 10 mph.

Skies start clear for most this morning but clouds will increase towards midday and into the afternoon hours as a weak clipper-type low passes to our north.  It will send a wave of energy through the Great Lakes, agitating the sky (clouds) and triggering a few flurries in spots.  The best chance of any flurry activity sets up to our north but anyone has at least a chance of getting a few moments of flurries later on this afternoon and this evening.