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Freezing Rain Advisory for the Philly Metro area

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Today we finally got above the freezing mark at Philly International! After an pretty "normal" low(it's a 30-year average) of 24 we reached a high of 35(at 3:47pm) under sunshine mixed with some mid-level clouds by the afternoon. There was a light wind throughout the day so it actually felt like 35!

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There's a shortwave pushing through the region and provide some snow to start and then as the air aloft warms we'll have plain old rain, BUT here's the kicker; the temperature at the surface will still be sub-freezing so this can lead to a layer of ice due to freezing rain. For this the National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory from 3am-9am Friday morning.

This shortwave shall be gone by the afternoon and dare I say that we'll even see some peeks of sunshine? Highs will get toward 40 degrees by the afternoon(clearing pending), but temperatures will actually begin to overnight as ANOTHER system approaches from the west; it's actually a warm front so highs on Saturday will be in the middle and upper 50s ahead of the cold front! Of course the catch is that we'll have showers(and even a thunderstorm) Saturday evening into Sunday morning as temperatures flirt with 60! Sunday afternoon the front clears out and temperatures drop through the 50s, through the 40s, and then settle into the middle 30s before sunset.

We'll finally have a sun-filled day on Monday with highs around 50, but then we cloud up again with another system; highs will be in the upper 50s and close to 60 so this ensures it will all be RAIN, but then finally behind that front we'll get back down to more seasonable temperatures with highs on either side of 40(mind you the average high is around 40 and the average low is 26).

The rest of the seven day can be seen any time at www.scottderekwx.com/forecast.html.

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