Philadelphia's Early Taste of Spring Will Not Last

By , Senior Meteorologist
January 12, 2014; 9:01 AM ET
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Monday's dry and mild weather in Philadelphia is not a sign of things to come for this week.

A gusty breeze will still be blowing across the Philadelphia area on Monday, but temperatures will be trending in the opposite direction than on Sunday.

Instead of cooler air arriving, milder air will cause temperatures to approach 55 F. Sunshine mixing with clouds will compliment the weather and may help further entice some people to spend a part of the day outdoors.

A high near 55 F in Philadelphia is more common at the start of spring than the middle of January.

A repeat of Monday's weather will not follow for Tuesday.

Instead, a bit of rain will dampen the city late Monday night through Tuesday morning. Heavy and flooding rain is not expected, but residents and visitors will still want to grab an umbrella before heading outside.

The air will not be cold enough for the rain to mix with or change to snow.

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Forecast Temperature Maps meteorologists are monitoring the possibility of whether the same can be said for Wednesday.

The quick passage of a cold front would be accompanied by a thin line of rain showers that day. The development of a storm along the East Coast, on the other hand, could bring steadier rain or snow to the city. Odds currently favor accumulating snow west of I-95 if this solution pans out.

Even if such a storm takes shape, it is not expected to rapidly strengthen and deliver substantial snow to any community in the Northeast.

In either solution, the upcoming weekend is shaping up to be chilly.


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