Friday, February 01, 2013

Quick Shot Of Snow Mostly Tracks South, Chill Remains

Radar's showing that quick moving shot of snow approaching Delaware early this morning. It generally moves in and then out of the southern portions of the region over the next several hours.  The resulting afternoon will be blustery, cold, and another harsh slap in your face.  Probably not quite as harsh as the morning commute south of the city is going to be but not a "fun" day nonetheless.  Expect an inch or two of snow south of a Smyrna-Galloway line over the next few hours (some spots down towards Lewes and Bethany could reach three inches or a notch more), and Winter Weather Advisories are out to the city's south this morning for the expected snow moving through due to its timing and possibility of accumulation.

Locally, flurries and perhaps a short duration round of light snow could dust or coat up to Philadelphia but the bulk of accumulation will be south of Philadelphia.

Temperatures won't move significantly higher today -- we'll probably hover in the mid 30's for a couple of hours around midday before falling back towards sunset.  It won't feel that harsh around here as winds from the west and northwest at 15-25 mph will add several degrees of chill to the air.

Skies will feature a mix of clouds and sun, especially north and west of the city, once snow showers depart the region.  Those clearer skies should work southeast into South Jersey and Delaware as well over the next several hours.

The upcoming weekend looks to be seasonably cold but nothing arctic on the order of last week as highs should be a few degrees below average and lows generally in the teens to around 20.  Cold but not overly terrible.  Still a harsh slap in the wake of 68 degree temperatures on Wednesday.