Thursday, January 05, 2012

Dusted Overnight, Less Harsh Temperatures Today

Last night's dusting of snow for city, parts of Delco, and South Jersey was the first measurable snow since October 29th around these parts and enough to get the snowstarved teased with a taste of winter.  The Airport picked up 0.2" of's our second biggest snowfall of the winter so far...of course, it's only our second measurable snow to boot.    Don't worry, more snow will eventually arrive...probably not for a while yet as the pattern will transition milder for the next couple of days and at least tolerable the majority of the next week.   Today is the beginning of that transition as the disturbance responsible for last night's flurries and dusting of snow is out of here, replaced with west breezes and a mix of sun and clouds through the day.

Temperatures are starting out in the 20's to near 30 this morning, similar to a couple of mornings ago.  The difference will be that today will feature moderating temperatures and not falling temperatures.  Expect highs near 40 in Philly and points north, low 40's south of the city.  West breezes at 10-16 mph could occasionally gust to 20 so there will be a bit of chill to the air but we won't see anything along the lines of what we dealt with Tuesday and Tuesday night as chill factors should be near 30 or so this afternoon.