While the worst of the cold is likely behind Philadelphia for the balance of the winter, there are some storms worth monitoring through the first half of February.
Temperatures reached above the 30-year average Sunday, nearing 50. The average high and low for late January/early February is 41 and 26 F respectively. Average temperatures begin to trend upward during February.
The first storm will bring 4-8 inches of snow to the area Monday with the heaviest amounts west and north of the city. There will be a slushy build-up on the roads through the day Monday and travel delays are likely.
Another storm during the middle of next week could be strong with heavy precipitation. Odds favor mostly rain with that storm, but just enough cold air may be around during the beginning of the storm to bring some ice and snow, especially north and west of the city.
A third storm is already being monitored for next weekend. For now with that storm the scale is tipped toward a similar outcome to the midweek event.
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Southern Plains (2007)
Heavy and frequent rainfall continued. Oklahoma City had a 17th straight day of rain, with 10 inches total for the month. Normal is just over 4.5 inches for the entire month. Houston, TX had 19 days of rain so far in June totalling 5.47 inches, slightly ahead of the normal 5.35 inches. Dallas, TX also had 19 days of rain so far, totally 11.01 inches, normal for the month is 3.23 inches. Wichita Falls, TX had 21 days of rain, bringing 7.82 inches, the monthly normal is 3.69 inches.
Dramatic cooling behind a cold front from the 28th to the 29th. Philadelphia dropped from 89 to 77. Boston fell from 92 to 77, Providence from 92 to 74, and Portland, ME from 89 to 73. Atlantic City, NJ dropped from 93 to 76.
San Francisco, CA (1891)
100 degrees (downtown) -- highest ever in June.