6-Day Philly Forecast
Cloudy, cold, snow breaks out during the mid-to-late afternoon hours, possibly mixed with sleet at times, slick spots possible for the evening commute, highs not far from 30 degrees
A wintry mix changes to plain rain as temperatures slowly rise, a coating to an inch of snow and ice accumulations before the changeover to plain rain
Becoming noticeably milder with rain at times, some fog possible, quite breezy, low-to-mid 40’s
Rain likely early, but it should change to snow by morning, turning colder, upper 20’s by morning
Snow likely with significant accumulations possible, much colder than Wednesday, upper 20's for highs
Mostly sunny, breezy, very cold, mid-to-upper 20's
Mostly sunny, still cold, but not as harsh, upper 30’s
Mostly sunny, cold, near 40 degrees
Clouds will thicken up this morning and another round of snow and/or ice is headed our way for later today and early tonight. Precipitation should break out this afternoon – most likely in the form of snow – but it should transition to a wintry mix by early tonight. Temperatures should slowly rise tonight and that should allow for the changeover of the wintry mix to plain rain by late tonight. A coating to an inch of snow and ice accumulations likely before the changeover to plain rain. Wednesday promises to be a milder day with occasional rain and some fog; however, the more important story will be the approach of yet another Arctic cold frontal system. That front will pass through the region late Wednesday and this will begin a downward trend in temperatures that could set the stage for significant snow on Thursday.
Once the Arctic front reaches the east coast, it will stall out due to the alignment of the upper-level winds which will prevent any significant movement to the southeast. At the same time, copious amounts of moisture will begin heading northeast along the stalled out frontal boundary zone and colder air will be pushing in from the northwest. The result could very well be a significant snow event on Thursday with preliminary estimates in the 4-8 inch range for the I-95 corridor. Very cold weather closes out the work week.