7:00 AM | **Slap-in-the-fact cold and outrageous wind chills**

6-Day Forecast

Today

Brutally cold and windy with plenty of sunshine, temperatures struggle to reach double digits for highs and wind chills will reach twenty below zero at times

Tonight

Partly-to-mostly cloudy and bitter cold with lows in the single digits and continued sub-zero wind chills

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, bitter cold, snow showers likely in the afternoon, upper teens

Thursday Night

More outrageous cold with partly cloudy skies, lows near 0 degrees

Friday

Mostly sunny, breezy, still brutally cold, upper teens

Saturday

Mainly cloudy, very cold, but not as harsh, snow showers likely, low 30’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, more bone-chilling cold, near 20

Monday

Mostly cloudy, very cold, chance for snow, low-to-mid 20's

Discussion

Extreme cold has gripped the region following yesterday's snowstorm with temperatures right around zero which is comparable to the early month's "polar vortex" cold air outbreak. Temperatures today will struggle to reach double digits and wind chills at times will be twenty degrees below zero as winds will be quite gusty. The bitter cold weather pattern will continue for the next couple of weeks as there will be multiple Arctic air outbreaks as well as multiple snow threats in what will turn out to be quite an amazing stretch of winter weather. A reinforcing Arctic air outbreak will occur Thursday night and then another one by early next week and that air mass will have its origins in Siberia. In addition to the cold, snow shower activity threatens the region on Thursday and then again on Saturday and a storm could have an impact here early next week.

As far as snow totals are concerned, there was an overall average of about 8-12 inches in the area with the range running from about 6 to 14 inches. Here are some specific reports: King of Prussia 10.1", Jenkintown 11.0", Wynnewood 12.0", Philly Intl Airport 13.5", Brookhaven 14.8", Springfield 8.3", Exton 8.0", West Chester 8.0", Coatesville 6.0", Yardley 11.5", Warminster 7.3".

Video

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