PHILADELPHIAWhat a cruel tease Sunday was, a springlike, downright balmy day - relatively speaking for this freeze-fest of a winter.
The temperature reached 52 degrees, melting snow in Philadelphia's Franklin Square park, where the carousel and other facilities remained in winter lockdown, but where signs of weather relief were all around - from melting snow and muddy ground to Julie Chhin and Vicki Sinn taking turns strumming a guitar.
"It's a great day," said Chhin, who, like Sinn, attends Philadelphia High School for Girls. "We usually come after school."
Chances are that won't happen Monday, when winter unmistakably returns. As much as four to eight inches of snow is expected in the Philadelphia area by day's end, according to AccuWeather.com. The storm, expected to start as a wintry mix Sunday night, should be all snow by 9 a.m. Monday, AccuWeather said.