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    Philadelphia to Shiver After Thanksgiving Day Parade

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    November 21, 2012, 11:24:25 PM EST

    A bitter cold blast is headed to Philadelphia, but not until after the city's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Black Friday.

    Philadelphia will enjoy a slight day-to-day warming trend through Friday as a storm over the western Atlantic remains offshore.

    Dry weather will prevail each day--good news for holiday travelers--despite clouds occasionally streaming overhead.

    On Thursday, many people will view the weather as perfect for the holiday and the city's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Underneath a partly sunny sky, temperatures in the lower 40s will kick off the parade. Temperatures will then climb to 52 degrees during the parade before reaching a high of 57 degrees during the afternoon.

    A high of 54 degrees is typical in Philadelphia this time of year.


    Winds during the parade will lightly blow from the north and northeast at 8-12 mph.

    After a nice and dry day on Black Friday with temperatures nearing the 60-degree mark, residents and visitors of Philadelphia will be given a harsh reminder that winter is just around the corner this weekend.

    Following the passage of a cold front, blustery winds and noticeably colder air will have many in the city shivering this weekend.

    The cold air outbreak will bring the first widespread lake-effect snow event of the season near the Great Lakes into the Appalachians. There could even be a flurry reaching into southeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.

    Temperatures on Sunday will only top out in the middle 40s with the winds creating even colder AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.

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