7:00 AM | **Coldest November morning in Philly since 1989**; Thanksgiving week brings us a major storm with heavy rain and then another Arctic blast
Mostly sunny, still quite cold for this time of year, but without the wind, highs in the middle 30’s
Mostly cloudy, cold, lows in the upper 20’s
Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain, sleet or snow during the morning and then rain likely during the afternoon hours, near 40
Cloudy with rain that will be heavy at times, temperatures holding steady or rising
Cloudy with more rain, some heavy, could be snow showers at night as strong winds develop, mid 40's
Mostly sunny, windy and very cold, low-to-mid 30’s
Partly sunny, still very cold, mid-to-upper 30’s
Partly sunny, cold, near 40
It was a record-breaker at Philly Airport this morning with a low temperature reading of 20 degrees breaking the previous record of 21 degrees set back in 1965. In fact, this is the coldest November temperature in 24 years at the airport in South Philly since 19 degrees was recorded on November 24th, 1989 and yesterday's official high temperature of just 32 degrees was 21 degrees below normal for this time of year. It was the first time that Central Park, NY had a November high temperature that reached only 30 degrees in 64 years (November 27th, 1949). Low temperature records were also set or tied this morning in Allentown, PA (16 degrees) and Trenton, NJ (19 degrees).
Two major weather stories this week: 1) a significant storm will move from the Gulf of Mexico region up the eastern seaboard and bring with it the possibility for 2-4 inches of rainfall to the big cities along I-95 2) another Arctic outbreak will reach the Mid-Atlantic region by Turkey Day. This could very well turn out to be one of the coldest Thanksgiving weeks on a nationwide basis in many, many years. As far as the upcoming storm is concerned, the bulk of it should be in the form of rain around here and there will certainly be heavy rain involved; especially, on Tuesday night. While the majority of this event will be rain around here, it could be just cold enough at the onset on Tuesday for a brief period of mixed frozen precipitation and then, as colder air pours in on the back end of the storm during Wednesday night, there could be some snow shower activity along with some very strong winds. Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, will feature more bitter cold Arctic air for this time of year and the winds will be quite strong; especially, during the morning hours.