Saturday, January 14, 2012

Chilled, Variably Cloudy, Maybe A Flurry Or Two

We're back to winter although temperatures this morning are milder than average as clouds held in place for much of last night and prevented a dropoff in temperatures around the area.  We're starting Saturday in the 20's in a number of locations, with just a couple of rogue 30 degree readings out there in the burbs.   Combined with some breezes in excess of 10 mph, the wind chill is down in the teens for many this morning.

Highs today should top out in the middle 30's for most, upper 30's south of Philly, with the projected high going to 36 in Philadelphia this afternoon, under variably cloudy skies.   Arguably more clouds on average city and north, some additional sun south of the city.  With west breezes at 12-18 mph, chill factors will be in the 20's later on today.  We won't be clouded for the entire day -- some sunshine will be out/about, especially this morning.  A disturbance aloft in the atmosphere will help enhance the lake effect machine downwind of Lake Erie, spreading some light snow showers and flurries into Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania.  A few flurries can't be ruled out into the Pennsylvania suburbs or Lehigh Valley later on today.