6-Day Philly Forecast
Snow winds down this morning then gradual clearing skies for the remainder of the day, cold, highs near 40 degrees late in the day
Becoming partly cloudy, cold, lows in the middle 20’s
Partly sunny, cold, could be a snow or rain shower late, low 40’s
Occasional snow showers possible, cold, near 30 degrees for lows
An early morning snow shower possible then becoming partly sunny, still pretty chilly, mid 40’s
Mainly sunny, much milder, mid-to-upper 50's
Partly sunny, very mild, mid-to-upper 60’s
Partly sunny, warm, near 70 degrees
The theme of this 6-day forecast period is "from snow to May" as there will be a major warm up next week following this morning's snow event and perhaps more nuisance snow from Saturday night into early Sunday. Snow winds down this morning across SE PA as low pressure pulls away from the Mid-Atlantic coastline while it intensifies rapidly. Snow could last right into the mid-day hours down at the Jersey Shore where some places may end up with 4 or 5 inches by ending time. By tomorrow night, more nuisance snow is possible as a “clipper” low pressure system drops southeastward from the Northern Plains to the Ohio Valley and then into the Mid-Atlantic. This system could generate an additional coating of snow to the area before it pushes out of here early Sunday morning.
Beyond the weekend, it is off to the races for temperatures across the eastern half of the nation as explosive warming will take place. Temperatures could approach 60 degrees around here on Monday afternoon and then 70 degrees is likely by mid-week. The dramatic warm up won’t come without its problems, however, for many parts of the nation. The south-central US will likely experience tremendous amounts of rainfall next week - perhaps reaching a foot or more - and there is likely going to be a severe weather outbreak in the Deep South. Furthermore, the state of California will get absolutely pounded next week and beyond for awhile which could result in a foot of rain in much of the northern half of the state and several feet of snow in the Sierra Mountains.
Meteorologist Paul Dorian