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Calm Before Storm: Region Prepares As Mother Nature Takes Us From 60's To Snow

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- With temperatures well into the 60's, it's hard to image the ground covered with a few inches of snow, but it's February. Mother Natures has at least one last trick up her sleeve.

From Kelly Drive to Rittenhouse Square, we spotted plenty of people pretending just that, enjoying spring-like temperatures hours before they're expected to drop.

"I'm in between classes and I just couldn't stay inside. I just love this weather. It makes me so happy and I ran all the way down. I feel great," said Temple student Hannah Assour.


"I run about 4-5 miles every other day. It's been between about five layers on each day but today I walked out in a T-shirt and capri pants and here I am, said Brittnie Knight.

Shorts and t-shirts were the outfit of choice for many on Kelly Drive on Wednesday. The key was making the most of the weather outdoors.

People were also enjoying this weather at the shore. Things are normally slow, but lots of people were out at the shore in Atlantic City.

When John Soto booked a February getaway to Atlantic City, he wasn't expecting to see his wife in a tank top and his baby being pushed along outside in a stroller. "Surprisingly, it's almost 70 degrees out which is great," Soto said.

There was plenty of sunshine and no wind; a prime day for people to walk the beach and boardwalk.

It also wasn't a bad day to let out a line for some fishing out hit the links. The Atlantic City Country Club saw golfers cooped up for the winter months, but many knocked the rust off their game on Wednesday.

Thursday however, will send people back inside.

People are stocking up on the snow storm essentials to get ready, in preparation for the four-plus inches of snow headed our way.

Crews are getting ready for the storm and trucks will start salting the roads at midnight.

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