What a 180 of a day! We went from a low of 26 by 4am at Philly International with 3" of snow(the rest of the region's snowfall totals can be found by clicking here: http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/wx/afos/p.php?pil=PNSPHI&e=201402181739) by daybreak to a high of 43 by 4pm with plenty of sunshine! Don't get used to it just yet; there is another system pushing in overnight so clouds will increase....again. Lows will be in the middle 20s.
Unlike this morning where we saw snow we'll actually have freezing rain in the morning as temperatures aloft will be above freezing while at the surface will still be below freezing; this will lead to a thin layer of ice for your morning commute and for that the National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory starting at 7am Wednesday morning for areas west of I-95. Luckily once the surface temperature warms up then it will just be plain old rain before pushing out by noontime. We'll actually reach a high in the middle 40s by the late afternoon(middle and upper 30s N&W where the freezing rain will be prolonged).
Thursday's my pick of the week with plenty of sunshine and highs in the lower 50s! Although we'll do almost ten degrees better come Friday we'll have clouds increase and then have showers and potentially strong to severe thunderstorms by the evening commute. It's gone by Saturday morning and we're still mild with highs in the middle 50s. If you still love the cold weather don't you worry; Winter returns come Monday after a quick clipper system pushes through on Sunday(albeit dry and in fact temperatures will be around 50).
The rest of the seven day can be seen at www.scottderekwx.com/forecast.html.