Philadelphia: Temperatures to ease for storm cleanup; Friday storm to stay at sea
By By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist.
January 27, 2016, 8:01:59 PM EST
Temperatures will rebound enough this week to allow the snow to gradually melt around Philadelphia, aiding in storm cleanup.
High temperatures to end this week will be near 40 F. The snow will turn slushy in paved areas during the day making snow removal operations easier.
However, temperatures most nights will drop below freezing. Areas made wet and slushy by the thaw during the day will freeze up at night. Motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for areas of black ice from the evening into the midday hours through Friday.
Even though a significant amount of snow will have melted by the end of the week, large piles of snow will remain and will continue to be a hindrance for parking and visibility concerns at intersections.
Following the warmest day of the week on Tuesday, temperatures will trend downward during the latter half of the week. A few locations may see a passing flurry on Wednesday.
There is good news for the snow-weary and travel interests in the wake of the Blizzard of 2016. The latest indications are the storm moving northward over the Atlantic Ocean on Friday will stay at sea.
Instead, a weak system will move in from the Great Lakes region with spotty rain and wet snow showers.
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