Major Pennsylvania Weather Changes Coming This Week
Pennsylvania and the Northeast, like much of the United States, has been experiencing warmer than normal temperatures as of late. But, according to AccuWeather meteorologists, there’s a storm brewing that could dump snow onto part of Pennsylvania. It could happen right around Valentine’s Day, too. How romantic, right? I’m not a fan of snow, so a Valentine’s Day snowstorm sounds really bad to me. Regardless, some major Pennsylvania weather changes are coming this week, so let’s get into the latest forecast.
AccuWeather says to expect some drastic changes in temperatures over the next few days. They’ve been forecasting the weather pattern to change from warm in January and early February to cold and stormy for the second half of February in the East. Now, those predictions seem to be coming true. This week, we’re expected to see big changes.
“The change will be stark, as we will go from temperatures ending this week and into the weekend in places like New York City and Philadelphia in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees down into the mid-40s on Monday followed by temperatures mainly in the 30s on Tuesday,” AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter said in a press release. “As this colder air moves in the storm will be approaching from the southwest, leading to travel disrupting snow for some.”
According to AccuWeather, for those in the Ohio Valley, mid-Atlantic, central Appalachians and southern New England, precipitation during the first part of the storm will be rain or a mix. That’s from Sunday into Monday. Then, expect sleet from Monday to Monday night. For the second part of the storm, starting as early as Monday night, expect a transition to snow. That show could even be heavy at times in New England, the central Appalachians and the upper mid-Atlantic.
As for Philly, AccuWeather says that, “around Philadelphia on Tuesday, snow may struggle to accumulate much in the heart of the city, with a better chance of up to a few inches over the northern and western suburbs..” Moreover, “Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia, are unlikely to receive any meaningful accumulation from the storm. Meanwhile, Boston and Hartford, Connecticut, can expect enough snow to shovel and plow with slushy and slippery travel.” They also say to expect airline delays and flight cancelations due to snow in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. They add, “If the storm intensifies rapidly near the Northeast coast, rain may transition to heavy, accumulating snow in the zone from New York City to Philadelphia and perhaps Washington, D.C.” So, stay safe during these major Pennsylvania weather changes. Spring isn’t here quite yet.