Updated high temp for Saturday
So…the NAM did well last night with the predicted QPF resulting in about 1 inch of snow in and around Philadelphia. However, the precipitation started earlier and ended later than the NAM forecast. The snow shield also extended further north than expected. The NBM and GFS did poorly with this clipper.
For the weekend, the upper air pattern moves away from the highly amplified cold flow we have had since Wednesday.
Skies clear tonight and it will be mostly sunny Saturday with high pressure building in. Winds will be very light and temperatures will feel warmer than the expected high of
36-38 34 on Saturday.
Sunny skies continue on Sunday and temperatures warm to 46- 48. Clouds move in late Sunday.
For the long range outlook, the extended forecast seem to change every few days. After a warmup during the early part of the coming week, things cool down later in the week but not as much as had been previously forecast. Currently, any storms in the long range are showing as rain for us, not as snow.