Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Rainy Afternoon & Evening Ahead
That heavy rain shield should move through after 4 PM from southwest to northeast, accompanied by gusty winds that will exceed 30 miles per hour east of the city (Wind advisories at the Shore this afternoon and evening) and also by moderating temperatures later this afternoon. The city and points east and south should get into the mid 50's this afternoon, potentially approaching 60 degrees in Delaware and South Jersey late in the day. North and west may not fully get into the warm sector of the storm but will still be relatively mild for December standards -- highs near 50 in the outer burbs, with lower/middle 50's closer to the city. Those highs are likely to occur late in the afternoon or into the early evening hours.
Rain should taper off after 8 PM from southwest to northeast as a cold front passes through, with winds shifting to the west and increasing to 20 mph sustained, gusts to 35-40 mph for everyone. High temperatures on Wednesday will likely be "midnight highs" as temperatures will be in the process of dropping from our warmer temperatures of today, with Wednesday likely 15 degrees colder for many locations while accompanied by a biting breeze from the northwest.
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