Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Another Nice Day Ahead, Minor Snow Shot Wednesday

Most of the region is starting off clear this morning -- the exception is south of Philadelphia where some low and mid level clouds are pushing northeast along the coast line in association with low pressure that will not impact us with precipitation.  A cool front will slide through the region today, pushing the last of the clouds out of the region later on and bringing everyone sunshine.  While temperatures won't necessarily "cool" much behind the front from yesterday to today, Canadian air will filter in tonight and help set the stage  for light snow on Wednesday.

In terms of today, we're starting off in the 30's across the region (except for a couple of spots that are in the lower 40's).   Temperatures will nudge to around 50 in Philadelphia and the surrounding region as northwest breezes pick up at 10 to 16 miles per hour.  Those breezes won't necessarily cool us off compared to yesterday's high of 52 at Philadelphia during the day but they will draw down some cooler air that will move in tonight.   Expect a mostly to predominately sunny sky through the day.

I'll have more detail on the snow event for Wednesday later on this morning but computer guidance is still rather consistent on the idea of a grassy accumulating snow event for Philadelphia and northwest.  An inch, possibly two, of accumulation seems reasonable across the region for tomorrow afternoon and early evening. It's not enough to drop everything and run to the nearest store for bread and milk but it is a rare enough sight in this winter...