Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rain Ends Soon, Mild Weather Ends After Today

Mild weather is with us today...the rains will thankfully not be with us much longer.  Radar from early this morning shows rainfall moving north through the Philadelphia area as low pressure moves along I-95.  Rainfall will taper off over by 9 AM or so across the region as this system continues to scoot along.  Rainfall totals should average out to around an inch or just above that, which won't cause widespread or significant flooding issues and is our first significant rainfall in about three weeks around here.

Once the rain ends, skies will brighten later on and sunshine (with some clouds mixed in) will take over from midday on.  It will be breezy at times with west and southwest breezes at 12-18 mph later on.

Temperatures are starting in the 50's from Philadelphia on south, with 40's to the north.  We'll warm up into the upper 50's for many locations today, with low 60's not out of the question in some locations to the south of the city.  The only "cool" spot will probably be the Poconos and Lehigh Valley where temperatures will climb to the 40's (Poconos) and lower 50's (Lehigh Valley) this afternoon.    This is the last of the real warm days for a stretch as a pretty decent cold front will push through late tonight and early tomorrow morning, bringing a round of showers to the region that may end as snow from I-78 on north.  Temperatures will take a hit tomorrow in response to the front passing through, with a seasonably cold weekend on tap.