Tuesday, March 05, 2013

March 6th, 2013 Forecast

Clouds and wind will be on the increase tonight in advance of our coastal storm.  Precipitation will arrive late tonight, probably closer to daybreak, in the form of a rain/snow mix.  Lows will drop into the mid 30s.  Winds will be out of the east at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph late.

The rain/snow mix will persist through the day on Wednesday.  Watch out for the wind as it will be gusting to 40 mph in the city and as high as 60 mph at the Shore.  Highs will be in the upper 30s, so I'm not expecting much snow accumulation during the daylight hours.  By Wednesday evening, however, the precipitation should change over to all snow for most people.  An inch or two of snow is looking pretty likely in Philly by Thursday morning...we'll have a new snow map for you on the site this evening.

The storm will linger offshore for the following couple of days, thanks to the Fujiwara Effect.  We could see an early rain or snow shower from it on Thursday, but otherwise the wind just continues.  We'll see more wind for Friday with another rain or snow shower possible.

The weekend looks milder with high temperatures in the low 50s.  It'll be sunny and breezy on Saturday followed by a few more clouds with less wind on Sunday (and an extra hour of daylight).

Wednesday Planner

7 AM 34 degrees, Light Rain/Snow Mix

Noon 39 degrees, Rain/Snow Mix

5 PM 36 degrees, Rain/Snow Mix

Sunrise 6:26 AM
Sunset 5:59 PM