Monday, July 06, 2009

July 7th, 2009 Forecast

Now: A mostly sunny and beautiful day underway across the Delaware Valley. Temperatures are working into the 80's early this afternoon, with a likely destination around 85 before the day is out.

Tonight: There might be an evening shower or storm over the Poconos or perhaps the Lehigh Valley as a trough begins to work towards the Mid Atlantic. After that, skies should be mostly clear overnight. Low temperatures should drop into the low or mid 60's nearly everywhere, with only a couple of upper 50's in the coolest of spots.

Tuesday: With the above mentioned trough crossing the region some scattered thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon hours. The best dynamics for strong or severe storm activity should remain over Upstate New York or New England but with the tail of the trough crossing the region a scattered line of storms could fire up across Central and Northern Pennsylvania and move southeast. Outside of the chance for storms, not a bad day with highs in the mid 80's.

Next Chance: After Tuesday's thunder threat the next decent chance for thunderstorm activity may end up being Saturday and Saturday night. A couple of days of low and mid 80 degree temperatures will give way to warmer and more humid conditions for Friday and Saturday, with a frontal boundary inching through the region on Saturday night to trigger some late day or nighttime thunder.

Tweakage: Our climate section has been relinked to climate.phillyweather.net (slightly easier address to remember). Look for a few other tweaks in the coming weeks as time permits.