Accumulating Snow to Close Out Philly's Weekend

By , Senior Meteorologist
February 9, 2014; 4:48 AM ET
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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.

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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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