Snow Showers, Then Bitter Cold in April

It may be spring but we're still dealing with winter weather. A wintry mix moved in Saturday, bringing rain and snow through the area. After the mix moved out, bitter cold temperatures remained.

A Freeze Warning is in effect….in April. NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal finds out how residents are dealing with the unseasonably cold weather.

A clipper moved into the region with mostly wet snow Saturday morning into the afternoon. Computer models were pretty consistent over the past several days showing this feature, with temperatures remaining slightly above freezing through most of the day as the snow fell.

NBC10’s Drew Smith was in Lower Marion Township Saturday afternoon to look at the effects the weather is having in the area. Drew talked to some locals who did not let the snow and cold stop them from their plans.

Some of the snow stuck to pavement farther N&W of Philadelphia, in the Lehigh Valley or Poconos since temperatures were around freezing.

Most of the snow melted on paved surfaces though there was some accumulation on grassy surfaces. Up to 2 inches of snow fell in Chester County while 2.5 inches of snow fell in parts of Delaware County.

Areas N&W of Philadelphia saw wet snow or a rain/snow mix at times. The Philadelphia area saw a fluctuation of rain and snow, and NJ and DE saw a snow and rain mix as well.

April Wintry Weather graphic

The wintry mix moved out Saturday evening but the cold temperatures remained. Temperatures are dropping into the 20s and a Freeze Warning went into effect for the region 8 p.m. Saturday and will last until 10 a.m. Sunday. During the Freeze Warning below freezing temperatures will kill sensitive vegetation that's left unprotected. Due to the Freeze Warning, a Code Blue went into effect in Philadelphia at 6 p.m. Saturday and will last until Monday at 6 a.m. Officials urge anyone who sees a person in need of shelter to call Project HOME at 215-232-1984.

Sunday morning will be sunny but very cold. Temperatures will rise to around 50 degrees by the afternoon which is still below the average temperature for this time of year(normal is 62). Clouds will also increase during the day. There's also a chance for more rain Sunday overnight into Monday morning.


We finally start warming up for opening day on Monday! Highs will be around 60, mix of sun and clouds, and there’s a chance we could see a passing shower. It would be ahead of our next cold front set to move through on Tuesday, which will be the day we see the most rain.

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