Cold air started the week and will end the week around Philadelphia.
The leading edge of chilly air will arrive Thursday evening. By Friday, the area will feel like late November with winds gusting to around 40 mph and RealFeel® temperatures in the 40s.
Brisk and chilly conditions will stick around this weekend, but both days should bring a good deal of sunshine.
Sunday will be the warmest day of the weekend with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the middle 50s.
A reinforcing push of chilly air is slated to move in during the middle of next week and could bring another step down into the coldest air of the season so far.
As far as any snow on the nearby horizon, there can be some of the white stuff accumulating over northern upstate New York and northern New England Sunday into Monday, but not around Philadelphia. At least not just yet.
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While no major storms are pressing the northeastern United States in the short-term, milder air will trigger spotty, light snow and freezing drizzle to start the week.
Urduja, known globally as Kai-tak, will continue to unleash life-threatening flooding rain and mudslides as it slowly crosses the Philippines into Monday.
As frigid air plunges into and builds over the central United States, a stormy pattern with snow, ice and rain may unfold from Texas to Maine for Christmas holiday travelers.
Those getting a head start on holiday travel across the Rockies and Midwest late this week may be faced with disruptive snow along the way.
While waves of arctic air will continue to pour across the Great Lakes and New England this weekend, milder air will surge farther northward early this week.
The cold reprieve unfolding across the United States will not last long with waves of chilly air set to invade many parts of the country in the days leading up to Christmas.
Winds will again kick up and become strong, raising the risk of rapidly spreading wildfires in Southern California through Sunday as firefighters continue to battle the historic Thomas Fire.
After an unseasonably quiet start to December in the northwestern United States, a significant storm will set its sights on the region spanning Tuesday to Wednesday.