We have some breaking news for tomorrow!
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening. * AFFECTED AREA...Carbon, Monroe, Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Delaware, Philadelphia, Western Chester, Eastern Chester, Western Montgomery, Eastern Montgomery, Upper Bucks and Lower Bucks. * TIMING...Wednesday. * WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 30 percent. * TEMPERATURES...In the lower 80s. * IMPACTS...Critical fire weather conditions are expected. There will be increased risk for rapid wildfire growth and spread. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidities, and dry fuels. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings. For more information about wildfire danger, burn restrictions, and wildfire prevention and education, please visit your state forestry or environmental protection website.
.WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT EDT TUESDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Northwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of central, northern and southern Delaware, northeast Maryland, central and southern New Jersey and east central and southeast Pennsylvania. * WHEN...From 1 PM Tuesday to midnight EDT Tuesday night. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Northwest winds will quickly increase during Tuesday morning, with the strongest winds occurring Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.
This afternoon Biden will be in town. According to his scheduled released by the White House, he will be landing at PHL around 12:55pm then traveling to Northeast Phila Airport. Expect traffic delays around Northeast airport then down the BLVD as Biden will be speaking at the Finishing Trades Institute off of the Roosevelt Blvd around 230pm this afternoon.
Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning parts of the area will see rain, snow and ice. While at this point it looks that locations to our north will see most snow, but the Trenton Area including parts of Bucks county northward will see a sleet and snow with rain to the far south. Bensalem South towards the city we will see less than an inch of snow with sleet and rain.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 5 AM EST TUESDAY... * WHAT...Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. * WHERE...In New Jersey, Hunterdon and Somerset. In Pennsylvania, Lehigh and Upper Bucks. * WHEN...From 5 PM Monday to 5 AM EST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Monday evening commute. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snowfall rates could exceed one inch per hour at times Monday night. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
A Temple University police officer was shot and killed this evening near 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue near the campus. The officer was responding to a robbery at a nearby convenience store, university officials said. The suspect then reportedly carjacked a student car before fleeing the area.
The identity of the officer was being withheld. The officer was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.
Temple officials released a statement in response to the shooting:
Temple University is heartbroken to confirm that a Temple University police officer was shot at 1700 W. Montgomery Avenue while trying to apprehend the suspect in a robbery of a convenience store located at the corner of Cecil B. Moore and 15th Street. The officer was later pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.
Both the Philadelphia Police Department and the Temple University Police Department are still gathering information regarding the incident. Out of respect for the officer’s friends and family, we will not be releasing his identity at this time.
There are simply no words that can make sense of such a tragedy. It tears at our sense of community, and wounds us to our very soul. Temple has lost an officer and hero to senseless violence. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family, friends and the entire Temple community during this tremendously difficult time.-Temple University
Between 6 and 8pm tonight we should see the launch of the Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket which will take off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Looking at the weather we should be a go for launch as the weather looks to be favorable for the launch this evening.
The Greater Philadelphia area should see the rocket in the eastern sky anywhere from between 60 to 120 seconds after take off. If any changes happen or they are delayed we will let you know.
The road to the big game will come through South Philly this weekend. The weather looks to be a bit chilly for those coming from San Fran but it wont stop us!
Sunday looks to be in the upper 40s around kick off. Are you going to the game? If so we hope to see you there! The GPSW team will have updates all week long and you just might see us on Sunday at the Linc!
BREAKING: Around 215pm EST we began receiving reports of an Earthquake within the area. Did you feel it?
Currently the United States Geological Survey does not have any reports but we are watching closely.
If you felt it please let us know!
Light rain and snow is expected to develop Sunday night into Monday morning. Most of the area will see less than an inch of snowfall BUT localized amounts of 1-2″ are possible near and north of i95/i295. Locations south of i95 will see a dusting at most.
Live look at the current radar!