7:15 AM | Arctic air blasts into region tonight; Tuesday will feature bitter cold

6-Day Forecast


Partly sunny, windy and colder with temperatures reaching the low 40's, but slowly dropping this afternoon


Mostly cloudy, windy, cold, flurries possible, low-to-mid 20’s


Partly sunny, windy and very cold with flurries possible, it’ll be a struggle for temperatures to reach 30 degrees, wind chills in the single digits

Tuesday night

Mostly cloudy, breezy, very cold, lows in the upper teens


Partly sunny, very cold, not as windy, maybe a snow shower late, near 30


Mostly sunny, still cold, mid-to-upper 30’s


Mostly sunny, not as cold, low 40’s


Partly sunny, breezy, milder, maybe a shower, near 50


Winds will increase to 20-30 mph today behind a strong cold frontal passage and then an Arctic front will pass through tonight and that will open the flood gates for the first invasion of Arctic air into the Mid-Atlantic this season. The big weather story at this afternoon’s outdoor hockey game in South Philly between the Flyers and Rangers will be the strong winds gusting up to 20 to 25 mph or so as temperatures hold steady or even drop slowly into the 30’s. Tuesday promises to be a brutal day throughout the Mid-Atlantic region with temperatures likely not even able to reach 30 degrees and wind chills will be considerably lower. Wednesday will also be very cold, but the Arctic air will retreat by the time we reach the late week time period. Longer range, there is the potential for a storm to deal with early to middle part of next week somewhere along the east coast. Additionally, other Arctic blasts are destined to reach our area during the second and third weeks of January.