Monday, November 28, 2011

Variably Cloudy But Mild Today

Monday is starting off on a mild and mainly cloudy note in the region, with temperatures ranging from 50 in Quakertown to 60 at the Shore.   Fog did not develop but lower clouds did, with those lower clouds a likely feature in our weather for the morning hours before they break up a bit later on, leaving a mix of mid and high level clouds and sunshine for the afternoon hours.   This afternoon should be rather nice overall as high temperatures will once again nudge the middle 60's, with the mildest readings in Philly and in South Jersey where a few upper 60's can't be ruled out later on today.  In Philly, we're projecting a high of 67...which would be just four degrees shy of a record high for today (71, set in 1990).

Today marks the end of the dry stretch as well as low pressure pivots through to our west on Tuesday night.  Rain will move in tomorrow afternoon and last through the evening hours, with the potential for up to an inch of rain from this storm system still on the table.  This will not be as big a soaking as last week's storm but it will still provide a steady shot of rain late tomorrow.   Rain will be a bit of an issue to our west today -- a cool front is lined up to our west in Western Pennsylvania and rain has been falling off and on since late yesterday out to our west.  This trend looks to continue out there today if you intend to travel...but that rain should not impact our region today.