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Temperature Plunge, Snow Squalls Coming Thursday Afternoon

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will bring much colder air and the chance for quick bursts of snow

Strong winds brought a major change to temperatures across the Philadelphia on Thursday and ushered in snow squalls in parts of the area.

Temperatures plunged by 10 to 20 degrees Thursday with wind gusts between 30 and 50 mph. The day ended with temperatures in the 30s and 20s.

Snow squalls fell in parts of the region. A squall can develop in less than 10 minutes and could be hazardous to drivers by limiting visibility.

The squalls were separate from a winter storm that will move into the region on Saturday afternoon. That storm is expected to bring snow, but some warmer air will limit accumulations.

A cold weather pattern will continue following the storm reminding us all that winter is still in full effect.

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