Cold Air, Maybe Snow Headed Back to Philly

By , Senior Meteorologist
March 22, 2014; 5:00 AM ET
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It has been a long, cold winter in the Philadelphia area, and another cold blast is on the way.

Temperatures since December have averaged 2.7 degrees below normal around Philadelphia. During the past several months, more than the average amount of snow has fallen with 67.6 inches of snow so far, compared to a normal to date of 21.4 inches.

Moving forward after a mild start to spring, the weather will offer more setbacks for folks wanting warmth and to end their relationship with winter gear.

While the waters of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean tend to slow the progression of seasons around the area, the spring warmup is likely to be delayed a bit more by persistent outbreaks of air from Canada.

One such cold blast will hold temperatures to the middle 40s on Sunday, followed by highs in the middle 30s for Monday.

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Another storm is being watched for possible snow across the Northeast by midweek.

How close the storm tracks to the Northeast coast will determine whether disruptive snow slams Philadelphia versus lighter rain and/or snow. The greatest threat for where the storm will evolve into an all-out blizzard lies across eastern New England and Atlantic Canada. Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.


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