6:00 AM | ***The real March Madness...1st day of spring features a total solar eclipse, "new" supermoon and accumulating snow in the Mid-Atlantic region***

6-Day Philly Forecast

Today

Snow today that will fall heavily at times with big flakes reducing visibilities, the snow may mix with or change to rain and/or sleet at times; especially, in Philly and nearby points to its south and east, but it should hold primarily as snow well to the north and west of the city, cold, accumulations of 2-4 inches in Philly and nearby points to its south and east, 3-6 inches in the N and W suburbs, slippery conditions likely on roadways for both the latter part of the morning commute as well as the entire evening commute, highs later today in the mid 30’s

Tonight

Snow may taper off as freezing light rain then remaining mostly cloudy, cold, lows in the upper 20’s

Saturday

Mostly sunny, milder, near 50 degrees

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, cold, near 30 degrees

Sunday

Mostly sunny, colder, near 40 degrees

Monday

Mostly sunny, cold, near 40 degrees

Tuesday

Partly sunny, cold, near 40 degrees

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, milder, mid 40’s

Discussion

The first day of spring will feature a total solar eclipse, "new" supermoon (http://vencoreweather.com/2015/03/17/150-pm-strong-geomagnetic-storm-currently-underway-and-could-cause-northern-lights-into-this-evening-friday-will-feature-three-celestial-events/) and heavy, wet snow in portions of the Mid-Atlantic region. Cold air made a return to the region late Tuesday night and Wednesday and today accumulating wet snow is making a return on the same day that winter officially comes to an end. Snow will come down heavily at times and there will be slippery spots on the roadways for both the morning and evening commutes. The snow can mix with or change to rain and/or sleet at times; especially, in Philly and nearby points to its south and east, but it is likely to hold primarily as snow well to the north and west of the city during this event. Low pressure is organizing this morning over the Carolinas and it will gradually intensify as it moves to the northeast. The precipitation doesn’t wind down until later this evening.

Video

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