7:00 AM | A one-day spike in temperatures will be followed by a return to winter-like cold and possible snow showers

6-Day Philly Forecast

Today

Changeable skies today including some sunshine, becoming quite mild and breezy, occasional showers, but much of the time will be rain-free, maybe a thunderstorm late in the day, highs in the mid-to-upper 60's

Tonight

Occasional showers with a possible strong thunderstorm with downpours and gusty winds, breezy, turning colder late, lows by morning near 40 degrees

Friday

Mainly cloudy, much cooler, breezy, chance for rain showers in the morning, rain or snow shower possible in the afternoon, near 50 degrees early in the day

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, cold, chance for rain or snow showers, near 30 degrees

Saturday

Lots of clouds, much colder and breezy, snow showers likely, near 40 degrees

Sunday

Mainly sunny, cold, mid 40’s

Monday

Partly sunny, breezy, not quite as cold, maybe a rain shower, low 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cool, low-to-mid 50’s

Discussion

A warm front passed through the region late yesterday and temperatures today will spike in the I-95 corridor; but this warm up will be rather short-lived. A strong cold front arrives this evening with showers and scattered strong thunderstorms and it will put an end to the quick burst of milder weather. Temperatures will begin a downward trend on Friday and that trend will continue into the weekend which will end up being well below normal for late March. In fact, this winter-like cold is likely to be accompanied by snow shower activity anytime from later tomorrow into Saturday as there will be lots of energy in the upper part of the atmosphere generating unstable conditions at the same time the colder air pours into the Mid-Atlantic region.

One final note, with only a few days to go in March, Philadelphia is on pace to have its coldest first quarter (January/February/March) since 1978 and perhaps one of the top ten coldest since records began here in 1872.

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