It's finally feeling like winter after a mild December as a bitter, bitter cold blast settles into the area.
So hunker down and bundle up because it's only getting colder.
After snowfall of nearly two inches of Tuesday, the coldest air since this time last year has moved in. Temperatures are in the teens now and will drop to the single digits overnight Wednesday into Thursday with wind chills making it feel like -10 degrees in the Philadelphia area, -15 degrees north and west, and -20 in the Poconos. And even though that's REALLY cold for us, it could be worse, we could live in Minnesota where wind chills reached -40 to -50!
Thursday will be the coldest day of the week with a high of just 23 and wind chills making it feel like it's 10 below despite sunny skies.
The cold prompted several schools, mostly in Delaware to delay their openings.
A wind chill advisory is also in effect in Delaware until 9 a.m. Thursday.
It won’t be quite as bitter cold after Thursday, but it’s still a pretty cold pattern through the weekend with temps on both Saturday and Sunday in the mid-30s.
Heading into next week we go from bitter cold and dry to just kind of cold and possibly wet. The arctic front that is in the Southern U.S. now will become nearly stationary just south of our area. Moisture will ride along the front, leading to a few chances of wintry precipitation. Temperatures will be marginal for snow, so northern parts of our area have the best chance of accumulating snow next week, but conditions could favor some icing in some regions.