Snow: Denver tonight, Pa. Thursday

Posted: October 25, 2011

It's going to be a week with wintry weather, with 6 to 10 inches of snow tonight and Wednesday in Denver, followed midweek by a snow-making system sweeping from Ohio into New England, according to AccuWeather.com.

Sorry, kids, there's little hope of a snow day soon in Philadelphia or its surrounding counties - though Saturday looks like the coldest day since early April and Halloween looks nippy, too.

"Places in the Northeast that have the best shot at accumulating wet snow include the mountains from northern and western Pennsylvania to upstate New York and interior New England Thursday into Thursday night," writes AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

Forecasts for Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Mount Pocono and State College all mention snow (as well as rain) - but only rain even as far north of Philadelphia as Bethlehem and Allentown.

"It is uncertain exactly how much snow will accumulate," according to a National Weather Service discussion. "However, current estimations show a trace in the valleys to several inches in the highest elevations of the Catskills are possible."

Scranton could see a low of 29 Thursday night, with "snow showers likely," so some could linger on grassy surfaces.

The Philadelphia area is likely to see light rain at times Wednesday through Thursday night, with temperature ranges steadily falling into Saturday. Highs will drop from the upper 60s Wednesday to the upper 40s on Saturday - which would be the first day to not see the 50s since April Fools Day.

Saturday's low could be in the upper 30s. Although that's just a handful of degrees below normal, it would be the first below-40 mark since early April.

Sunday and Monday - Halloween - should be dry with highs in the mid 50s, lows in the low 40s.

For more on the forecast, go to http://go.philly.com/weather.


Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

 

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