Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 13th, 2012 Forecast

Our yo-yo weather going to take another loop on the temperature roller coaster tomorrow thanks to a cold front that's working in from the west late tonight.  Temperatures will likely stay relatively mild for much of the night but by this time tomorrow we'll be looking at a much more typical January day in the Delaware Valley with a chilled wind and....dare we say it...wind chills in the 20's and upper teens.

That front passes through the region between 3 and 6 AM from west to east with a shot of gusty showers accompanying the front.  I doubt there will be anything of significance with the band of rain other than winds picking up from the west and gusting at times to 30 mph late, late tonight.   Temperatures will drop to around 40 by daybreak in the city, 30's to the west, while still sorta mild in the lower/mid 40's east of Philly.

Winds will gust to over 30 mph on Friday, blowing colder air into the region through the day.  Temperatures will drop tomorrow bit by bit as the push of winter returns into the region.  Temperatures will be in the lower and mid 30's for much of the day, especially along and northwest of I-95, with wind chills several degrees cooler.   Any rain showers accompanying the front will end by 8 or 9 AM, possibly as a quick shot of snow up to the north and west of Reading and Allentown.

Weekend Sneak Peek:  Temperatures will be in the 30's for the weekend, not unseasonably cold, but colder than average.  Saturday will feature a breeze that will add chill to the air, with a reinforcing shot of chill moving through Saturday night with a weak upper level disturbance passing through.   Sunday looks like the coldest of the upcoming stretch as highs may only reach the low 30's in the city.