Ice expected as temperatures drop into the teens

Independence Hall stands strong as yet another snow storm descends upon the Philadelphia area. Credit: Charles Mostoller.
Independence Hall stands strong as yet another snow storm descends upon the Philadelphia area. Credit: Charles Mostoller.

The snow should stop falling around early evening, but the leftover gunk may pose a bigger problem.

“The main issue is anything liquid will freeze tonight,” said Valerie Meola, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.. “And as temperatures fall, we’re looking at lows tonight into the teens and 20s.”

The temperature should rise to the low-to-mid 30s by tomorrow. For Thursday we’re looking at highs in the 20s. For Friday we’re looking highs in mid-to-low 30s.

On Monday the Philadelphia area saw a wide-spread accumulation between 5 and 9 inches.

Meola said she foresees another system moving through our area tomorrow night.

“That looks like that could drop some snow across the area,” she said.

Meola added that the Poconos would probably see the most snow, and it should change to rain by Wednesday.

“Thursday and Friday look like they should be fairly nice days. Thursday will be cold, but fairly nice out,” she said. “And then for the weekend it looks like there are chances for snow. … but it’s too far it for any specific details.”

By the numbers

David Perri, streets commissioner, said this is the 11th time this season the streets department has had to mobilize to fight a winter storm.

He counts “nine snow events and two ice storms.”

He said this winter will go down as one of the city’s harshest.

“This is the first time in the city’s history that we’ve had four six-inch or more snow storms in one season,” he said.

Trash collection

In terms of trash collection, the city is attempting to maintain regular trash and recycling collection hours this week.

However, there will be no rear driveway trash collections until “We are assured that the driveways are cleared of snow and ice,” Perri said.

Courtesy shoveling

With a fear of stiff rains coming later on in the week, Perri asked that in order to prevent flooding homeowners do not block corner storm water inlets with snow piles.

Perri also asked homeowners to shovel a three-foot pathway in front of your property within six hours after the snowfall is over.

“It’s also very important not to shovel or blow snow or otherwise plow snow into the street,” he said. “It creates a traffic hazard and it’s also against the law.”

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