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November 23, 2015

John Bolaris' weekly snow outlook

Over the next 24 hours, we'll see the coldest punch of the fall season in the Philadelphia region.

As typical, strong El Nino conditions play out, Chicago got blasted with 11.2 inches of snow on Saturday, the second biggest snowstorm for the month of November in the Windy City. At the same time it was one of the warmest Novembers on record for that city.

For us it's cold enough for snow, however with no storm systems in sight, we are simply looking at the coldest night of this early season as temperatures drop into the 20s throughout the Delaware Valley.

This week is a HUGE TRAVEL week and I do have some very good weather news.

The cold air pouring into our region behind the Chicago snowstorm will only last into Tuesday morning. After that a milder southwest flow will take over just in time for your Thanksgiving travels. Temperatures on Wednesday will jump into the 50s and by Thanksgiving Day Mother Nature will serve up unseasonably mild readings as we rise into the 60s. Matter-a-fact, dry conditions will dominate all of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions through Friday.

I'm not forecasting any snow to fall through the rest of November!!

Here's wishing everyone a very safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. You are truly blessed if you're sitting down and enjoying a dinner with your family and loved ones, but always keep in mind those who are less fortunate, and please take the time to reach out to the homeless and offer a healthy meal.


Tonight: Clear and cold, low mid-to-upper 20s

Tuesday: Sunny and chilly, High 50

Wednesday: Sunshine, 55

Thanksgiving: Sun and clouds, 62

Friday: Mild and dry, 65

Saturday: Scattered showers, 55

Sunday: Sunshine returns, 47