Light Snow, More Extreme Cold Expected

Saturday to be "bitter."

There’s a light snow hitting the area this morning, but perhaps more painful: Temperatures are going to stay around freezing today and for several days.

NBC10 reports:

Flurries began falling before 5 a.m. Friday in Philadelphia’s suburbs and city residents began to see snow about an hour later.

The city and surrounding suburbs should expect about a dusting to 1/2 inch of snow before the system moves out, while Allentown and parts of Lehigh County could see up to an inch. About two inches will fall in the Poconos and other higher elevation areas.

A bitter blast of cold returns Saturday as temperatures will start in the teens before climbing to highs in the low 20s.

6ABC adds:

TODAY: Morning snow showers give way to a windy, cold afternoon with a mix of clouds and some sun. The high is 34. Wind chills: teens and 20s.

TONIGHT: Skies clear overnight, but it’s another brisk, cold overnight with a low of 14 with wind chills near zero toward dawn.

SATURDAY: A good deal of sunshine is in store, but another quick shot of colder air holds our high to only 22. It’s still brisk.