A storm with snow and slippery travel affect Philadelphia Thursday night and will be followed by the coldest weather since 2009 on Friday.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are monitoring the snowstorm taking aim on the Northeast slated for Thursday into Friday.
At this time, a light to moderate snowfall is forecast with enough to make roads slippery and slow travel. Deicing activities, poor visibility and increasing winds will delay flights at Philadelphia International Airport. Aircraft and crews not arriving from other destinations within the storm may lead to flight cancellations.
Much heavier snow is forecast farther to the northeast with blizzard conditions likely from New York City to Boston Thursday night. If the storm were to strengthen faster than expected off the New Jersey coast, heavy snow could be thrown back across southeastern Pennsylvania.
The worst of the storm locally is likely to be during the middle of Thursday night. Following light snow or a wintry mix from Thursday evening, steadier snow and a quick freeze are in store during the overnight hours. Gusty winds Thursday night into Friday will cause blowing and drifting snow as well.
Regardless of the strength of the storm and the amount of snow that falls, the coldest air of the season so far and since January of 2009 will blast in from Canada on Friday. Temperatures could hover in the upper teens much of the day.
For the NFL playoff game Saturday night, the weather will be dry and cold with temperatures hovering in the 20s and light winds.
Milder air will pay a brief visit Sunday into Monday morning, before yet another blast of cold air sweeps in bringing a quick freeze Monday afternoon.
Tune in to AccuWeather Live Mornings every weekday at 7 a.m. EST. We will be talking about the snowstorm in the Northeast and Midwest, along with the brutal cold.
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