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A Mild But Wet Saturday Leads To A Cool But Dry Sunday

The next seven days ahead
The next seven days ahead
Scott Derek

An overcast day with some fog, drizzle, to heavy rain, then to lighter rain and fog again.....but temperatures in the lower 60s? Eh, it's just a normal mid-April day.

Although Philly only saw about 0.50" of rain on Saturday, areas to the east received over 1.50"
Scott Derek, GRLevel 3

But wait! It's just the middle of January! What gives?

It was thanks to a warm front that pushed through early Saturday morning(it was 36 just after Midnight at Philly International)and set up a high of 61(at 3:41pm) despite a dreary day! About a half of an inch fell during the day, but further to the east across Western New Jersey there was between 1-1.50" of rain that fell thanks to a line of heavy showers that also caused some wind gusts over 50mph. A few more showers will accompany the overnight with temperatures holding in the 50s before the cold front passes through early Sunday morning.

Once the front passes temperatures will plunge through the day and eventually bottoming out around the freezing mark after sunset. There will be some clouds throughout the day and maybe a stray shower as a piece of energy aloft pinwheels through, but that will be the exception and not the rule. Monday looks to be the pick day of the new work week with highs around 50 with a mostly sunny day!

Of course it won't last as another system moves along the coast and brings clouds overnight and then rain showers into Tuesday morning with highs in the upper 40s. We'll clear that out by the overnight and on Wednesday we'll have falling temperatures once again with cooler air filtering in behind that system...

Here comes the tricky part; there will be a quick-moving clipper system Wednesday night into Thursday and with temperatures down below freezing by nightfall we could see whatever light snow falling sticking.....which would lead to ice. Thursday shall be cold with highs just in the middle and upper 30s, but then we rebound back to the more seasonable lower 40s with another system Friday night into Saturday.

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