Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Flurry Of Flakes For Some Tonight

Temperatures this morning are "typical" for mid January -- generally high teens and low 20's throughout the region outside of the Poconos -- which is where we should be on a morning in January.  Skies are clear -- winds are modest in many places and breezes are pretty light in most spots.  It's cold but it's also January so it should be cold...and it's going to be a typically cold day for January as well as high temperatures top out in the middle 30's north/west of the city and upper 30's in Philly on south.  There might be a couple of low 40's in Delaware today but on the whole today's a fairly "average" midwinter's day.

A clipper system is moving east and will cross Pennsylvania and New Jersey this evening, with the possibility of some flakes of snow from the city on north.  Accumulation chances look to be confined to the higher elevations in the Pennsylvania suburban counties (especially Upper Bucks), as well as from the Lehigh Valley on north...not that we're talking about much but there is a chance for a coating in those spots to our north and perhaps an inch of fluffy snow in the Poconos tonight.   Not going to be a big deal but for the snow starved that have been living and dying by each trace of snow and each flizzard of flurries that crosses their yard, it's something.   Skies will transition from sunny to mostly cloudy this afternoon, with the flurry chances after 9 PM tonight.