Philadelphia Weather: Winter Reminder

Kate Bilo has the latest forecast.

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JESSICA DEAN: Well, looks can be deceiving. Despite sunny skies, it is frigid out there. Meteorologist Kate Bilo here with when we might get a little warm up. At least it's sunny, though, right?

KATE BILO: Yeah, at least it's bright. It looks good if you're looking out the window, Jessica. But it definitely feels like a day when you need the heavier coat than maybe you'd think you'd need, especially after 60s and 70s just last week. Today we've struggled to even get into the 40s.

42 degrees in Philadelphia right now. Feels like 35. There's still a breeze from the northwest at about 14 miles an hour. The winds have died down quite a bit from yesterday, but still brisk, still chilly. I have goose bumps just talking about it.

And the Dew point-- look how dry this air is. The Dew point is 3 below zero right now. It is very dry air in place, and that, of course, coupled with the wind really contributed to the high fire danger. The red flag warning has now been allowed to expire.

But temperatures have plummeted into the start of the workweek, the last few days of winter here. 14 degrees colder now than it was at this time yesterday. 15 degrees colder in Millville and Wildwood. 16 degrees in Dover. And when you wake up tomorrow morning, once again, it'll feel like the 20s. But here's the thing. It's going to be in the 20s, so the winds not really as much of a factor tomorrow as they have been for the past couple of days. So that's a good thing, at least.

The winds die down, but then we get the chance for precipitation. Here comes our next system. And you can see it moving in from the west. It doesn't have a lot of moisture with it, or at least it won't by the time it gets here because the air is so dry. However, we are going to see some light rain showers and maybe even some scattered snow showers. Because the air aloft is so cold, the temperatures in the 20s overnight and only into the low 40s again tomorrow.

Tonight's low is 28 degrees. Clouds thickening. It is cold again. Tomorrow 41 with a few rain and snow showers, cloudy and cold. Not a very nice March day. This system moves through during the day. It's relatively weak. It's mainly in the afternoon and evening, scattered rain and snow showers and possibly even some spotty freezing drizzle.

So you can see the temperatures. Not much getting in by mid afternoon. But then tomorrow evening, scattered rain and snow showers. There's not a lot of moisture with this. Not expecting a big deal as far as any accumulating snow. It's not going to pour all day. But it will be cloudy. It'll be breezy. And it will be chilly.

But by Thursday, a better chance for precipitation. Finally some much-needed rain will likely move through during the day Thursday. It'll get here by late morning or early afternoon. Steady rain through Thursday night, and this may even end as a brief mix on Friday morning.

So with that said, let's talk some good news. Your spring countdown, five days now until the beginning of spring on Saturday. Only 17 days until the Phillies home opener. 20 days until Easter Sunday. And 77 days-- it sounds long, but only 77 days until Memorial Day now.

So your eyewitness weather seven-day forecast, rain and snow showers tomorrow. Dry Wednesday. Then rain returns Thursday into early Friday. But once spring begins, it's like we flip a switch and the sun is back, and it looks like we're going to warm up into the 60s again next week. Ukee, back over to you.

UKEE WASHINGTON: I saw that 77. For a second, I thought it was the temperature.

KATE BILO: Wouldn't that be nice?

UKEE WASHINGTON: I know. Thanks, Kate. Appreciate it.