, °F

Personalized Forecasts

Featured Forecast

My Favorite Forecasts

    My Recent Locations

    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.


    400x266_11191634_thanksgiving


    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.

    Thumbnail photo provided by Photos.com.

    Report a Typo

    Comments

    Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

    More Weather News