Record high

At 3:47 p.m., the temperature officially reached 69 at Philadelphia International Airport, matching the record for a Feb. 18 set way back in 1890 and again in 1891.

So much for spring.

The weather around here is about to take another decidedly late-winter turn, and snow remains in play for early next week.

A strong cold front will push through the region tonight, and powerful wind gusts are due tomorrow, perhaps gusting to 55 m.p.h., with temperatures 20 degrees lower than today's.

As for the storm threat, details remain elusive. It appears that a first storm will generate some rain Sunday night into Monday as it warms into the 50s.

A second storm, however, could form along the coast, tap some cold air and put some snow on the ground Tuesday. All this remains very iffy.

Looking farther ahead, the government's latest two-week outlook has us back to below-normal temperatures.