Philly: Rounds of Snow Forecast for the Weekend

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
January 18, 2014; 4:48 AM ET
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Rounds of snow and flurries are in store for the Philadelphia area through next week.

The snowy episodes are being caused by storms originating from Western Canada and are known as Alberta Clippers.

Most storms will struggle to bring a flurry. However, a small number of the storms can bring accumulating snow.

On such storm will swing through later Friday night into Saturday with a quick coating to an inch or two of snow in some locations, mainly north and west of the city. Because some of the snow will fall during the early morning hours, when temperatures are at their lowest point, there can be slippery travel. Rain showers can be mixed in near the coast. The snow will tend to melt off during the midday and afternoon hours.

Areas from central Pennsylvania to upstate New York and central interior New England can receive several inches of snow.

Another weak storm can bring a couple of snow showers on Sunday.

The pattern will favor bouts of brisk winds.

After moderate cold through Monday, more substantial cold follows later next week.

Later in the month, frigid air that pushes southward over the Midwest will turn eastward and could alter the weak storm pattern to one that favors more potent storms and heavier snow.

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