Sunday, February 17, 2013

Forecast for Monday, February 18, 2013

Gusty winds will continue this evening and overnight. With temperatures falling through the twenties and into the teens, single digit wind chills can be expected. A few snow showers are likely, mostly in the early evening hours.

The next system arrives for Tuesday. At this point, the winter precipitation is expected to be limited to certain portions of our area and light accumulations are expected where it occurs. For areas South and East of the city, this looks like a liquid rain event. Along the Delaware River, a brief period of freezing rain may occur before a quick transition to liquid rain. North and West of Philadelphia, a few hours of freezing rain should transition to liquid rain. There could be some sleet North and West of Philadelphia. The area that holds onto the freezing rain the longest should be the Poconos which also may get some snow before it switches to sleet and freezing rain there.

Gusty winds are expected on Wednesday. Gusts of 35 to 45 MPH will likely be common across the region.

Another mixed precipitation event is expected Friday into Saturday. Sleet, wet snow, and freezing rain is possible for most towns at the onset…but yet again North and West will have the best shot at observing light accumulations of ice and snow. A transition to rain is expected by early afternoon for most areas. Some communities may also see this precipitation come to an end as some mixed precipitation. Have a great week!