6-Day Philly Forecast
Clouds this morning will give way to increasing amounts of sunshine, maybe a snow shower, becoming breezy, quite cold today with temperatures dropping through the 20's along with much lower wind chills
Mostly clear, blustery, brutally cold with low temperatures not far from 0 degrees by morning, sub-zero wind chills
Mostly sunny, still very cold, not far from 20 degrees for highs
Mostly cloudy, quite cold, mid-to-upper teens
Partly sunny, not as harsh, cannot rule out a snow shower in the northern suburbs, low 30’s
Partly sunny, much colder again, windy, near 20 degrees for highs, brutally cold at night
Partly sunny, very cold, low 20’s; brutally cold at night
Partly sunny, not as harsh, near 30 degrees
After a temporary “warm-up” on Sunday following the weekend snowfall, more Arctic air is pouring into the Mid-Atlantic region today and the new work week will get off to a much colder start compared to the end of the weekend. Temperatures today will drop through the 20's and an increasing wind will generate much lower wind chill values. Temperatures tonight will once again flirt with the 0 degree mark in much of the I-95 corridor and, unfortunately, that may not be the last time this week as brutal cold conditions are likely again late this week after the arrival of another Arctic blast.
Looking back to the significant weekend snowfall in the I-95 corridor, what was quite amazing is that it took place with a steady, strong southerly wind. In normal winters, this type of synoptic weather pattern would have produced little in the way of accumulating snow in the I-95 corridor; especially, in late February, but given the extreme cold heading into the weekend, even a southerly wind couldn’t stop several inches of snow accumulation in the DC-to-NYC corridor.