SOUTHEAST PA – Wind chill temperatures hovering around zero. Rain. Snow. Melted snow. It’s all in the forecast this weekend in eastern Pennsylvania as the region prepares for another major winter storm.
New accumulations of snow were released on Friday. According to the National Weather Service, 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected along the I-95 corridor, with a possibility of 3 to 6 inches in areas to the north and west. The accumulated snow could mix with sleet before turning to rain Sunday night, depending on the storm’s track.
Some snowfall could start as early as 5 p.m. Friday, with up to a half inch falling in the afternoon and more likely later in the evening through early Monday.
However, even before the rainfall arrives, freezing cold arrives in the region on Friday evening and Saturday.
“Although much of the focus is on the Sun/Monday system, note that before we get to that, dangerously cold conditions are expected tonight through Saturday night,” the National Weather Service said. “Please cover up if you go out.”
Wind chill could hover around zero on Saturday during the day as wind gusts of up to 25 miles per hour sweep through the Philadelphia area. The low will be in the single digits in parts of the region on Saturday evening.
Here is the full forecast for the upcoming long weekend:
Mostly cloudy, then gradually sunny, with a high near 46. Windy, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could blow up to 30 mph.
Fairly clear, with lows around 14. Windy, with north winds 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.
Increasing clouds, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as zero. Wind north around 10 mph, gusting up to 25 mph.
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 12. Wind north 5 to 10 mph.
A chance of snow after 5 p.m. Mainly sunny, with highs near 32. Wind northeast 5-10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%. Further snow accumulation less than half an inch possible.
Snow before 11 p.m., then rain. Low around 30. Windy. The chance of precipitation is 90%. Further precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one inch are possible.
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Rain, mostly before 8am. High near 40. Chance of precipitation 90%.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.