Don’t Get Too Comfy in Those Shorts: It Really Is Going to Snow Tomorrow

Heat schmeat: Philadelphia is in for 6 to 10 inches of snow on Thursday, per the latest National Weather Service forecast.

photo of Philadelphia from Phillymag offices

This will all be covered in snow come tomorrow | Photo: Dan McQuade

The city is alive today. It hit 64 degrees. People are walking around in shorts — lots of people, not just the percentage of Philadelphians who wear shorts year-round.

Look at the above photo: Bright, sunny, happy. Tomorrow, it will all be covered in snow.

Per the most recent winter storm warning from the National Weather Service’s Mt. Holly/Philadelphia office, Philadelphia will get 6 to 10 inches of snow tomorrow. It will be heavy at times on Thursday morning, before tapering off in the late evening.

Snowstorm totals

“Most likely” snowfall totals from the National Weather Service

The snow will be heaviest tomorrow morning between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., with sustained winds of 10 to 20 mph and gusts up to 35 mph. Temperatures will drop into the 20s as the snow falls, then should recover as the snow tapers off in the late morning.

The Streets Department says it will dispatch crews at midnight to begin salting and brining the roads. The City of Philadelphia has already canceled trash and recycling pickup for Thursday; those with Thursday collection are asked to put out their trash on Friday.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has already closed all its schools in the city.