7:00 AM | A wintry mix today that should change to light snow tonight before precipitation ends...another powerful Arctic blast arrives on Thursday with snow showers

6-Day Forecast

Today

Light rain at times this morning that will freeze on contact in some areas on untreated surfaces, light freezing rain and sleet likely this afternoon, cold, highs hover around the freezing mark for much of the day

Tonight

Wintry mix changes to light snow, cold, small accumulations of snow and ice possible on the order of a coating to an inch, lows in the mid 20’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, cold, mid 30’s

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, quite cold, near 20 degrees

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, cold, mid 30’s

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, cold, snow showers likely and perhaps a heavier snow squall, mid 30’s; brutal cold at night

Friday

Mostly sunny, windy, bitter cold, upper teens

Saturday

Increasing clouds, windy, quite cold, snow showers likely late, mid 20’s

Discussion

Colder air in the upper atmosphere will filter into the Philly metro region today and this is likely to cause a changeover of the intermittent precipitation from plain rain/freezing rain this morning to a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet this afternoon and then ultimately to light snow later tonight before the precipitation finally comes to a halt. Small accumulations of snow and/or ice are possible by later tonight on the order of a coating to an inch. The low pressure system responsible for today’s precipitation will move away by early Tuesday and high pressure will edge in keeping us moderately cold for the next few days. A powerful Arctic front will arrive late Thursday with strong winds, snow showers and perhaps even a heavier snow squall and low temperatures by early Friday are likely to re-visit the single digits. A clipper system with a reinforcing Arctic shot is likely to arrive late Saturday into early Sunday with more brutal cold air and possible snow showers. Overall, the unfolding weather pattern looks quite stormy and cold for the next couple of weeks with multiple Arctic air outbreaks and multiple storm threats.

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