Yes, It’s Supposed to Snow (a Little) in Philly This Weekend
Here’s what you need to know about the forecast.
It’s starting to actually feel like winter in Philly this week, thanks to the wind and dropping temperatures — and now forecasters say we’re in for some flurries this weekend.
We could see 1 to 2 inches of snow overnight on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The organization has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Greater Philadelphia area.
Don’t expect anything crazy: Forecasters say weather conditions will prevent a “widespread heavy snow event.” Any lingering flurries on Sunday are expected to end by the evening.
Still, the cold is here to stay for the next few days. Highs will remain in the low- to mid-30s through Monday. Philly is under a Code Blue as of noon Friday. Officials are warning residents to stay inside and keep warm.
It's windy out there! Code Blue is in effect. You can help someone on the street by calling the homeless outreach hotline at 215-232-1984. If you know someone under the age of 18 in need of help, call 1-888-HOUSE-15. @PHLCityHomeless https://t.co/Fgx0mRHGKJ
— Philadelphia DHS (@PhiladelphiaDHS) January 10, 2019
The Code Blue emergency status is activated when the National Weather Bureau predicts a wind chill of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or below, or when precipitation occurs when temperatures dip below 32 degrees Fahrenheit — both of which could be deadly for anyone experiencing homelessness, as well as pets kept outside.
Residents are encouraged to call the city’s outreach hotline at 215-232-1984 if they’re concerned about someone sleeping in the cold. The city offers extra beds within its emergency housing network during a Code Blue.
For more information on this weekend’s forecast, visit the NWS website.