Friday, December 09, 2011

Nifty Fifty Friday

Not a terribly cold start out there this morning but it is a bit cooler than what we've dealt with the past few days as we work out the door to start the day.  Temperatures are in the 20's and low 30's across the region this morning with skies ranging from clear across South Jersey and Delaware to cloudy to our north/west.  A weak disturbance tracking around a trough in the atmosphere is streaming northeast through the Great Lakes and throwing some clouds out there that will pass through the northern and western parts of the region from time to time today.   Skies on the whole will average out to a mix of sun and clouds, with more sun south and a bit more cloud cover north.   The aforementioned disturbance will help ease additional cooling into the region for the weekend, with highs in the 40's for Saturday and Sunday across the region as we encounter below average temperatures for the first time in three weeks.

Winds will be lighter today -- temperatures a bit milder in response as well, as Friday ends up being pretty decent by December standards overall.  Expect highs in the lower 50's in/around Philadelphia, with highs in the 40's across the Lehigh Valley and in the 50-52 range just about everywhere else.  Winds average out to less than 10 mph for the day so the bite of wind chill will be a bit more muted compared to yesterday.  All in all, a nice end to the workweek.