Bolaris: Forecast sees return to cold, not much snow
The latest computer models are backing off of any significant snow problems for us through Friday.
The chances for accumulating snow through Friday stands at a minimal low-level threat of 20 percent.
Wednesday will see some early morning fog followed by a decent amount of sun with temperatures ranging between 45-50.
On Wednesday night into Thursday morning a storm system will form, but too far off the Mid-Atlantic coast to be a threat for us. The main impact will be a return to seasonably cold temperatures with highs on Thursday mainly in the upper 30s to around 40.
Friday will finish off the week on a nice January note under a mix of sun and clouds as temps rise into the low to mid-40s.
The weekend is a bit more tricky as a polar shot of air will ignite some coastal storm development, but as of now it appears to be too far offshore, with the only real chance at this time of significant accumulating snow for the coastal sections of New England.
For Philly, there's a low-level potential of accumulating snow of 30 percent.
Right now, I will include the chance of some light snow or flurries on Saturday as a coastal storm takes shape well east of the New Jersey coast.
Word of caution: computer models are having a tough time keeping up with the speed of diving energy (think of mini upper-level storms rocketing to the coast). Timing is the issue with this type of pattern.
Temperatures will drop on Saturday with daytime highs in the mid-30s.
Sunday should be cold and dry with temps in the 30s.
The next MAJOR arctic blast will arrive Jan. 22-24, with models still trying to hint at some type of storm formation, but as of now models have no real solid consensus.
Will keep you posted.