Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.
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Current conditions at

Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL)

Lat: 39.96°NLon: -75.16°WElev: 7ft.

Fair

18°F

-8°C

Humidity 45%
Wind Speed W 9 mph
Barometer 30.30 in (1026.1 mb)
Dewpoint 0°F (-18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill7°F (-14°C)
Last update 12 Feb 3:54 am EST
Extended Forecast for

Philadelphia PA

  • Today

    Today: Scattered snow showers after 4pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 27. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Mostly Sunny
    then
    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    High: 27 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 3am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    Low: 17 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Isolated snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated Snow
    Showers and
    Blustery

    High: 21 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -12. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Blustery
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 3 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 17. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 17 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 13 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A chance of snow before 3pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Chance Snow
    then Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 35 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 31 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely before 8am, then rain and snow likely between 8am and 10am, then rain likely after 10am.  Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Rain Likely

    High: 47 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered snow showers after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 27. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight
Scattered snow showers, mainly before 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Light and variable wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday
Isolated snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -12. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 17. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Washington's Birthday
A chance of snow before 3pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday
Snow likely before 8am, then rain and snow likely between 8am and 10am, then rain likely after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain before 1am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.
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Point Forecast:
Philadelphia PA
 39.96°N 75.16°W (Elev. 26 ft)
3:36 am EST Feb 12, 2016
4am EST Feb 12, 2016-6pm EST Feb 18, 2016
 
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