Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Temperatures will top out at levels similar to yesterday -- upper 40's in Philly and much of Southeastern Pennsylvania, around 50 south of town. Winds will be light, generally nudging southeast during the afternoon. All in all, not a bad day locally.
The threat of freezing rain for the Poconos that was outlined in previous posts here seems to be diminishing -- temperatures up north tonight should stay above 32 but some of the "usual suspect" cool places in the Poconos (highest elevations, sheltered valleys) may flirt close to the freezing mark later this evening as warm air advection showers pass to the north of I-78 after 7 or 8 PM. Wouldn't surprise to see a couple of slick spots but the threat for a more widespread freezing rain event up north is rather low. We shouldn't have that issue in the Lehigh Valley or in the Philly metro either...temperatures will be milder and the threat of precipitation locally is quite low tonight. Our shot at rain occurs tomorrow.