Biting Cold Weekend Followed by Wintry Start to Workweek

Winter weather could make for slippery travel

What to Know

  • Temps will feel much colder this weekend after springlike temps this past week.
  • Two different storms will bring wintry weather to the region to start the workweek.
  • Snow, ice and wintry mix is possible depending on where you are.

Two chances for snow and ice are in the forecast for first part of the workweek after a much colder weekend.

Here's what you need to know:

Cold Weekend

Long gone are the springlike temps we had earlier this week as biting and abrasive cold arrives Friday evening. Feels like temperatures should plummet into the upper 20s after the dinner hour, and by Saturday morning should range from near 15 at the Jersey shore to 10 in Center City to 10 below in the Poconos.

We’re shivering most of the weekend from the Poconos to the shore with temperatures mainly in the 20s and low 30s. Stinging cold winds make it feel much colder.

No snow or ice to worry about over the weekend. That changes heading into the workweek with the first of two bouts of wintry weather.

Monday Light Snow

Round No. 1 arrives Sunday night into Monday morning. This looks to be the weaker of the two systems. Light snow should begin before midnight and become steady into the Monday morning commute.

Steady, accumulating snow is possible from South Jersey and northern Delaware through the Lehigh Valley during the Monday morning commute leading to possible slippery spots. The snow should end before lunchtime Monday. An inch or two of snow could accumulate.

Ice is also possible in warmer neighborhoods.

Tuesday Wintry Mix

A second, more vigorous system arrives Monday night and lasts through the day Tuesday.

The wintry mix should likely change to rain sometime Tuesday afternoon, but a period of slippery travel does appear likely for the Tuesday morning commute.

Looking ahead days before the storm, it appears snow should change over to sleet and rain fairly quickly across south Jersey and Delaware. The snow and sleet could change to a period of freezing rain around the I-95 corridor.

The greatest concern for potentially treacherous travel into the evening is across the distant northern and western suburbs, Berks County and Lehigh Valley. In these places, the cold air could win out most of the storm, allowing snow, sleet and freezing rain to coat everything in its path. If freezing rain lasts for a longer period of time, localized power outages could even become a concern.

Wednesday looks to be dry at this point.

It is still early and the specifics of the storms could still change so stick with the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team (download our app) for updates throughout the weekend.

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