Despite a rebound in temperatures on Monday, a late-week Novemberlike chill is headed to Philadelphia.
High pressure promoted a good deal of sunshine over Philadelphia and mild afternoon temperatures on Monday.
The mild trend will continue through Tuesday before cold air from Canada works its way to the Northeast coast on Wednesday, holding high temperatures that day to the middle 50s.
A storm along the leading edge of the cold blast could bring a bit of rain to the city Tuesday night through Wednesday, especially during the morning hours of Wednesday.
The chill that follows for Thursday and Friday will create daytime highs near 54 degrees with nighttime lows within a couple degrees of 40. AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will be even colder as brisk winds blow.
The first snowflakes of the season are also headed to the Appalachians this week and will remain west of Philadelphia.
There are signs that even colder air, accompanied by gusty winds, will reach the city around the end of the month.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
A strengthening storm system will bring the threat for flooding, mudslides and severe thunderstorms to areas from Italy into the Balkans later Friday into the weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
Cool weekend weather is in store for the Northeast after rain and thunderstorms dampen the region on Friday.
Boston, MA (1703)
"The snow is now 3 or 4 inches deep and a very cold northwest wind"..."much ice". Samuel Sewall, Diary, Mass. Hist. Sec. Coll., 46, 89.
Key West, FL (1846)
(Oct. 10 & 11) Havana-Key West-Atlantic Coast hurricane. In Havana, pressure was 27.06"/916.4 mb. Key West almost destroyed. Fort Taylor, "mass of ruins," 5' of water in city.
New England (1925)
Widespread early snow in New England -- 24" northern VT and NH -- highways blocked on weekend-- football played in deep snow.