Rain, snow, and sleet are falling across the region at this hour. Generally south of the PA Turnpike is rain, north of it is snow and sleet, and in the Poconos it's mainly snow. Temperatures will be rising as we move through the evening hours, so from southeast to northwest everyone will eventually change to mainly rain (except in the Poconos where snow will continue through the night).
Temperatures in Philly this evening will be between 35 and 40 before rising into the mid 40s during the overnight hours. Rain will come down heavy at times tonight. Consequently, there is a flood watch out for most of the area from 7 PM this evening through Thursday morning. It will be breezy this evening before winds slowly diminish through the night.
Rain will gradually come to an end on Thursday, and we may even see some sun by the mid to late afternoon hours. Otherwise, it will be breezy with temperatures falling into the upper 30s. That high of 44 will come during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday morning. Winds could gust up to 35 mph at times on Thursday afternoon.
Friday will feature brighter skies out ahead of our next storm system for Saturday. Rain and snow are possible on Saturday...it's still a little too early to tell if enough cold air will make it in here to produce accumulating snow.
Beyond Saturday, we dry out nicely. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day will be chilly, but no problems are expected for the fireworks on New Year's Eve or the Mummer's Parade on New Year's Day.
7 AM 41 degrees, Leftover Rain
Noon 39 degrees, Temps. Drop
5 PM 37 degrees, Breezy
Sunrise 7:22 AM
Sunset 4:43 PM