SOUTHEASTERN PA — Wind chill temperatures hovering around zero. Rain. Snow. Sleet. It’s all in the forecast this weekend in eastern Pennsylvania, as the region braces for another significant winter storm.
New snow accumulations were released Friday. According to the National Weather Service, 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected to fall along the I-95 corridor, with the possibility for 3 to 6 inches in areas to the north and west. The accumulating snow could mix with sleet before turning to rain on Sunday night, depending on the track of the storm.
Some snowfall could begin as early as 5 p.m. Friday, with up to half an inch falling in the afternoon and more likely later in the evening into early Monday.
However, before the precipitation even arrives, frigid cold is coming into the area on Friday night and Saturday.
“While much of the focus is on the Sun/Mon system, note that before we get to that, dangerously cold conditions are expected tonight through Saturday night,” the National Weather Service said. “Please bundle up if you are going outside.”
Wind chills could hover around zero on Saturday during the day as wind gusts up to 25 miles an hour sweep through the Philadelphia area. The low will be in the single digits in parts of the region Saturday night.
Here’s the full forecast for the coming long weekend:
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 14. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Increasing clouds, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as zero. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 12. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
A chance of snow after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Snow before 11pm, then rain. Low around 30. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
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Rain, mainly before 8am. High near 40. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
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