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A Brief Respite Before More Snowy Weather

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Getting snowed in by Thursday's nor'easter may have provided another excuse to snuggle with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day!

Needless to say, this storm was a big one. Philadelphia broke a 115-year-old record for daily snowfall with 10.4". But after a second round of snow came in very early Friday morning, the city officially picked up 11.1" from the storm in total.

While we are catching a break on Friday, it's going to be a brief one.

A new clipper system is on the move and will deliver a fresh dose of snow (generally 2-4") through Saturday.

As the storm heads offshore, it will start to re-strengthen; however, it shouldn't mean the Delaware Valley would get walloped again, as the main energy should stay out to sea -- or at least to our northeast. The first snowflakes will fall beginning early Saturday morning through the far northwest suburbs, eventually moving east through the rest of the region during the day. As the temperature climbs into the mid and upper 30s in the afternoon, some neighborhoods may see a little mixing with sleet or rain.

So, modest totals by comparison, but the fresh snow will be just enough to fill in the footprints left behind on those snowy sidewalks!

Happy Valentine's Day!


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