How cold will it be this week in Philadelphia, and who will get the most snow?
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The following weather advisory is currently in effect through Sunday as the Delaware Valley prepares for an extended period of dangerous cold and some accumulating snow.
What we track
A wave of arctic air has settled over the region, and another round of rotating cold air is set to move in during the week. The breezy conditions will eventually subside midweek, but get ready to dress up for serious Friday wind chills into the weekend.
We’re also looking at snow accumulation Monday night into Tuesday, and then again on Friday.
A winter weather advisory goes into effect for the entire area Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.
Dangerously cold temperatures
If you prefer warm weather, this will not be welcome news. This week the area will see some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in several years. Monday through Thursday, temperatures will struggle to get above freezing, with wind chills making it feel like the teens and single digits. In the Poconos, it will feel like it’s below zero at times.
The coldest days of the week are Wednesday, high 23 and low 16, and Saturday high 27 and low 18 degrees.
Cold air can lead to frostbite, burst pipes, frozen standing water, car problems, and even fires caused by improper use of heaters or stoves.
First round of snow
The first round of snow begins around 7 p.m. Monday along the Jersey Shore, with significant amounts of snow falling near 10 p.m.
Across Philadelphia, snow will fall overnight and continue until midday Tuesday.
Across South Jersey, Delaware and the I-95 corridor, we are seeing about 1-3 inches of snow. Areas to the north and west could see 2 to 4 inches with up to 5 inches at higher elevations, although meteorologist Kate Belew says some locations could see smaller amounts of snow if pockets of dry air mix with This system.
Second round of snow
The next batch of snow will mostly occur later Friday. According to Kate, this system is “very complex” and could end up being just snow showers, but there is also the possibility of more snow falling.
The path and timing of the storm could change before Friday night, so stay tuned to CBS Philadelphia for the latest forecast updates.
7 day forecast:
Monday: Height 31
Tuesday: The maximum is 35 and the minimum is 28
Wednesday: The largest is 28 and the smallest is 17
Thursday: The largest is 32 and the smallest is 21
Friday: The greatest is 31 and the least is 27
Saturday: The largest is 26 and the smallest is 18
Sunday: Height 29
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