In the wake of the spotty snow from Tuesday night, a strengthening blizzard off the New England coast will keep the Philadelphia area cold through Thursday morning.
Temperatures will drop well down into the 20s F Wednesday night. The record low of 21 F set in 1894 will be challenged.
After another cold start Thursday, a warming trend is in store Thursday afternoon into Friday.
By Friday afternoon, temperatures will climb to near 60 F, above the average high for the season in the upper 50s.
Showers will accompany the warmer weather Friday into Saturday.
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The train of storms that has pushed through California this month has brought welcome snow to Southern California ski resorts and helped launch their season after a slow start.
After a few mild days at the start of next week, temperatures will fall in time to create some wintry weather and travel woes for Christmas.
Following benign weather this weekend, a major storm will affect Pittsburgh, much of the East and Midwest on Christmas Eve.
Following benign weather this weekend, a major storm will affect Boston, much of the East and Midwest on Christmas Eve.
Following benign weather this weekend, a major storm will affect Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, much of the East and Midwest on Christmas Eve.
A weekend with continuing showers and unsettled conditions is in store for the Atlanta area.
Milwaukee, WI (2000)
49.5" of snow in December - snowiest December on record.
Valley Forge, PA (1777)
Continental Army encamped at Valley Forge on a day having "stormy winds and piecing cold" in-and-out winter followed.
Riverside RS (Yellowstone Park), WY: -59 degrees, lowest U.S. temp in December.