PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We might as well just come out and admit that we’ve been spoiled with the weather lately, as the 70’s have been more common than the 50’s or 60’s in the Philadelphia area for most of November so far. Brace yourself because all of this is coming to a halt for the week ahead.
Let’s start with Monday: Much of the Philadelphia subway is on a freeze warning from midnight to 8am. Overnight lows range from 27 to 34 degrees. This will be a deadly freeze, so if you still have late season plants outside, they will need to be brought in.
On the plus side – literally – we’re expecting plenty of sunshine everywhere for your Monday, so add a pair of sunglasses to your weather essentials list in addition to the jackets, sweaters and gloves. Highs will be in the mid and high 40s by Monday afternoon. High pressure sets in on Monday afternoon, which keeps us mostly clear even with lighter winds.
, with kick-off at 8:15 p.m. and temperatures in the upper 30s. Going to the game, it’s dry but cold, with fourth-quarter temperatures hovering in the mid-30s. Expect increasing, thickening clouds on the way home.
Headaches during the week
As clouds gather behind the departing high pressure system early Tuesday morning, all eyes will be on the low pressure system coming out of the Ohio Valley. This storm system has a lot of moisture with it, so expect rain to start in the Southwest late Tuesday afternoon and move across the Philadelphia subway Tuesday night. While it will rain in most areas, there will be enough cold air in the Lehigh Valley, Allentown and Mt. Pocono for this all to start with a wintry mix and light snow. There might be a small slushy build up but milder air flowing in should turn everything to rain overnight through Wednesday.
Heavy rain showers are not excluded for most of the area until the early hours of the morning. While flash flooding is not currently a problem, we could see some problems, particularly in areas with poor drainage.
The rain will recede with dwindling clouds late Wednesday as the system retreats north and east.
Second shot of cold
As we clean up and dry late Wednesday, another intensifying shot of Canadian air sweeps into the Delaware Valley.
Thursday and Friday are both mostly sunny and colder; Elevations range from the low to mid 40’s for Philadelphia to the 30’s for the northern mountains. Overnight lows – even in the city – could be as cold as 26 degrees.
Stay tuned with CBS3 Eyewitness News and the NEXT Weather team for the latest on weather’s busy week ahead. Don’t forget to also download our FREE CBS3 Weather App to stay up to date on the cold, rain and (if you’re in the Lehigh Valley) snow!