It’s Really Cold in Philly

And it's going to stay cold.

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Well, the first snow hit the Philadelphia region on Thursday night, and there was some accumulation in the suburbs, NBC 10 reports:

More than 2 inches of snow coated some parts of the Pennsylvania suburbs Thursday as the first snowfall of the winter season blew through.

In West Caln Township, Chester County, 2.1 inches of snow accumulated during the mid-November storm. Elverson saw 1.8 inches while Exton got 0.8 inches, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported Friday.

The thick snowflakes were a reminder of the winter that’s expected to come. In his 18th annual long-range winter forecast, NBC10 First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz said he’s predicting more than 40 inches of snow to fall during the 2014-2015 winter season. It will be coupled with extreme cold as well, he believes.

But it’s already cold — still under 40 degrees just before 6 a.m. this morning. AccuWeather says it’s going to be this way for a while:

Waves of cold air will continue to invade the Philadelphia area this weekend and next week and will bring a opportunity or two for snow.

The weather will be cold enough to require winter clothing for many people and to allow some ski resorts in the Poconos and other locations to make snow in preparation for Thanksgiving.

Temperatures will periodically drop to the freezing mark around the city at night. RealFeel® Temperatures spend time in the 30s F during the daylight hours. Actual highs will be in the 40s this weekend.