Bolaris: Wet snow to greet spring

Tuesday, we had the luck of the Irish with temperatures reaching the 60s. However, you can bet your lucky charms that Old Man Winter still has a few tricks up his chilly sleeve.

The colder temperatures will remain on Thursday with readings in the chilly 40s.

Anticipated snowfall by 7 p.m. Friday. (Courtesy of

Spring arrives Friday at 3:46 p.m. But you're going to have to wait for true signs of the season.

Brace yourself: There is some wet snow in your Friday forecast.

A storm will move quickly from just off the North Carolina coast on Friday and accelerate northeast to land off the New Jersey coast by evening. With a modified polar air mass in place, it should be just cold enough for a mix of wet snow and rain, changing to all wet snow before ending by Friday evening.

We're expecting 1 to 2 inches in Philadelphia and less than 1 inch as we get closer to the Shore. Please see the attached map above for more specifics.

This is a March nuisance storm that simply lets us know that winter is not quite over. So don't put away the snow shovels just yet.

The forecast

Thursday: Dry and chilly 43.

Friday: A mix of wet snow and rain arrives between 9 a.m. and noon.

From noon to 7 p.m.: Any mix could change to all wet snow. Light accumulations possible on grassy surfaces. High 39.

After 7 p.m.: Clearing. Low 34.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and milder. High 52.

Sunday: Cold blast: High 43.