Sunday, February 05, 2012

A Sunnier Afternoon Forthcoming

The region remains cloudy this morning in the wake of last night's minor system that brought some light rain and light snow south and southwest of Philadelphia.   Nothing was reported at the Airport and the closest precipitation obs were in Kennett Square and in Hockessin, DE (both of which were light snow).  Radar still has a few stray fingers of precipitation across Southern Pennsylvania (generally along the PA Turnpike near Harrisburg as of 6 AM), generally moving east-southeast this morning.   It could sprinkle or flurry briefly south and southwest of the city later on this morning but anything noteworthy is not expected.

Sunshine will gradually push down from the northwest -- probably mid/late morning in Berks and Lehigh Valley, around midday in the city itself, and in the early afternoon south/east.  Temperatures will slowly climb into the lower 40's by midday, top out around 46 in the city this afternoon as skies generally become mostly clear once these clouds push out.   Northwest breezes will be light (generally 5 miles per hour).  All in all, a nicer afternoon is in store once the clouds push out.