Even in the absence of a major winter storm, Philadelphia will still get accumulating snow before the weekend ends.
Plenty of cold air is in place for accumulating snow in Philadelphia this weekend.
For the second half of the weekend, a low pressure will race across the area, leading to a coating to an inch of snow Sunday afternoon and evening.
Heavier snow with amounts between 1 and 3 inches will fall north and west of Philadelphia.
While not a significant event, the snow headed to Philadelphia is still enough snow to cause slick travel.
Fresh cold in the wake of this second system will cause temperatures to struggle to reach the 30-degree mark Monday through Wednesday.
With that cold air in place, a southern storm will have to be watched for possible impacts in the Northeast due to snow, ice and rain before Valentine's Day.
Any accumulating snow will add to the winter's already above normal snow total in Philadelphia. The city has received 40.6 inches of snow through Friday, well above the 22.4 inches that typically falls each winter.
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Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to impact Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A fall-like weekend is in store for the Northeast, after rain and thunderstorms will dampen the region on Friday.
Oho will hit parts of British Columbia and Alaska with drenching rain, gusty winds and pounding seas before the week comes to an end.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
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"...fall of snow,...northwest wind blows very hard." Isaac Norris quoted in Watson Annal Phila.