7:00 AM | ***Week starts off on the cold side...mid-week brief warm up preceded by a wintry mix and then plain rain...cold air returns later this week possible associated with significant accumulating snow***

6-Day Philly Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy early, partly sunny during the afternoon, becoming quite breezy, cold, highs in the upper 30’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, very cold, lows in the mid-to-upper teens

Tuesday

Becoming cloudy, cold, snow or a wintry mix likely late in the afternoon, low-to-mid 30’s

Tuesday Night

Snow or a wintry mix gradually changing to plain rain, temperatures slowly rise

Wednesday

Becoming noticeably milder with rain likely, quite breezy, mid-to-upper 40's

Thursday

Cloudy, breezy, much colder, snow likely and significant accumulations are possible, low 30’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, very cold, near 30 degrees

Saturday

Mostly sunny, not as harsh, but still cold, near 40 degrees

Discussion

Our active weather pattern will continue for the next several days with a potpourri of weather conditions including snow, sleet, freezing rain, plain rain, and the chance for a substantial snow accumulation. The new work week start off on the cold side and the winds will intensify during the mid-day and afternoon hours. After a very cold overnight, clouds will thicken up early Tuesday and snow or a wintry mix is likely to arrive during the latter part of the afternoon. Incoming milder air will gradually change the precipitation to plain rain later tomorrow night as temperatures slowly rise through the 30's. Wednesday promises to be quite mild ahead of the next Arctic frontal system with periods of rain and temperatures reaching the 40's.

That Arctic frontal system will slow down as it reaches the east coast and will set off a chain of events that could bring a significant snowfall to the I-95 corridor. Copious amounts of moisture will ride along the frontal boundary zone Wednesday night and Thursday as colder air pushes into the Mid-Atlantic region. This type of setup could feature a cold rain that changes to snow by early Thursday with significant accumulations possible. Very cold conditions will follow for the end of the work week.

Looking ahead, next weekend looks to be moderately cold and then another shot of Arctic air is possible early next week. Beyond that, there are signs for an important break in the pattern centered around the middle of the month with several days of milder weather conditions. However, it is quite likely that we'll return to a colder-than-normal pattern - perhaps stormy as well - during the latter part of the month and going into April.

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