Storm packing snow, sleet, freezing rain to hit Philly area Thursday morning

It will be a cold day with temperatures running 15-20° below average (seasonal average: 54°), as sunshine works in by the afternoon. The high Friday should reach about 48 degrees. Highs Monday with increasing clouds only top out in the upper-30s and lower-40s. The heaviest rain will be from the mid-afternoon to early evening.

A cold front will drift across the area tomorrow, which could bring a few flurries or sprinkles.

Today will be a bright morning for most, with a few isolated showers in western parts. Snow and freezing rain are likely before 1:00 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., and rain likely after 2:00 p.m. North northwest wind 5 to 9 miles per hour becoming calm.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 59. High: 40. Wind: N 10-20 miles per hour. Even in the southern Poconos, where the lowest temperatures are anticipated, it's likely to be an all rain event as temperatures stabilize and increase after midnight. Highs on Monday will struggle to make it into the lower 50's.

MONDAY: Mostly to partly cloudy and cool.

"This pattern is likely to hold out through the rest of the month and into December with a risk of blizzards in Scotland and the north and widespread snow showers". During the day Tuesday, look for cloudy skies and scattered showers. Overnight, we will drop down into the lower 30's.

The Mirror reports Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said: "An active low-pressure system will move in from the northwest next week signalling a change to much colder conditions".

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 64.