Thursday, January 31, 2013

February 1st, 2013 Forecast

After a wild and windy overnight, the precipitation has moved off, even though there are still waterways on the rise.  Many places, including the Philadelphia International Airport, reported wind gusts above 50 mph.  There is still a Wind Advisory out until 6pm over much of the region.  In a complete reversal, we could see some snow over the course of the weekend, as temperatures return to normal.

This evening, temperatures will continue to drop for our midnight highs.  While the precipitation has moved off, we'll continue to see mostly cloudy skies and breezy conditions.  Lows will dip into the upper 20's in the metro area, as well as to the south and east.  To the north and west, temperatures will fall into the mid-20's.  By daybreak, snow showers are possible.  Nothing major, but a few back roads could see some slick spots.  The snow showers will end by midday, and we could see some sun by your drive home.  Highs ranging in the lower to mid-30's.

For the start of your weekend, Saturday looks cold but with abundant sunshine.  Highs in the lower to mid-30's with a persistent westerly wind.  Sunday, another chance of snow showers is possible, but with highs reaching into the 40's, it won't last long.  Skies will remain mostly cloudy otherwise.  The start of the workweek looks partly to mostly sunny, with highs in the mid- to upper 30's.  Tuesday, more precipitation moves in with the chance of rain or snow showers and a high flirting with the 40-degree mark.  Wednesday and Thursday both feature mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the lower 40's.