Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mild, Mixing Some Sun In Later On

Last night's weak disturbance tracked through, bringing a few drops of light rain to the region outside of the Poconos where a coating of snow fell overnight thanks to a bit better dynamics up to our north.  We're pretty mild for mid February across the region -- temperatures are in the upper 30's and lower 40's at 4 AM throughout the region under cloudy skies, with a mild day forthcoming as we enter a transition period between last night's nuisance event and tomorrow's slightly more robust storm system.  That system tomorrow should bring rain to most locations in the region, save for the hilliest parts of the Lehigh Valley as well as the Poconos where a front end coating of snow is not out of the question.

For us today, clouds will gradually give way to an increase of sunshine as we work into the afternoon hours.  Clouds may break from southwest to northeast through the region, with western sections getting more sun today than New Jersey.  Highs should get into the 50-55 range regionwide, warmest south and west of Philadelphia.   Winds will nudge around to the northwest later on, increasing to between 10 and 15 miles per hour as the disturbance will try to pull down some cooler air (there isn't much though to work with).  All in all, a gradually improving day in terms of sun with mild temperatures forthcoming.