Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 17th, 2013 Forecast

The showers that many of us have been dealing with on and off through the day today will gradually taper off this evening.  The rest of the night will simply be raw and damp.  The low will be near 35 in Philadelphia and in the upper 20s in the coldest suburbs.

Another wave of energy will be approaching about half of our area on Thursday afternoon.  If you live in Philadelphia or any place north or west of the city, you should stay dry tomorrow.  If you live south or east of I-95, you will be dealing with a mix of rain and snow, beginning during the afternoon.  Highs tomorrow will be in the low 40s, which is why rain will be mixing in, but once the sun sets, combine that with the evaporational cooling and any mix will change to all snow as temperatures drop off.  The farther south and east you live, the more snow you will see.  Our first call at this snow event for Thursday afternoon through Thursday night can be found below.

Any leftover snow should end before sunrise on Friday, yielding a chilly but mostly sunny day.  We'll be much milder on Saturday out ahead of our next cold front with highs possibly reaching 50.  Colder air will start to work in behind the front through the day on Sunday after an early morning high in the mid 40s.

Next week will be quite cold with highs only between 30 and 35 and lows falling to as low as 20, perhaps colder in the Lehigh Valley.  The cold air will be accompanied by the threat for snow showers, so we'll monitor this for you as it gets closer.

Thursday Planner

7 AM 35 degrees, Cloudy

Noon 41 degrees, Cloudy

3 PM high 43 degrees

5 PM 42 degrees, Snow S/E

Sunrise 7:20 AM
Sunset 5:03 PM