Sunday, March 04, 2012

Forecast for Monday, March 5, 2012




An isolated snow flurry or sprinkle is possible tonight. Otherwise, variable cloudiness is expected.

More clouds and cooler conditions arrive on Monday. Weak pieces of energy will provide the opportunity for some scattered rain and snow showers. The best dynamics are in our southern areas.

On Tuesday...it will be sunny...but still chilly and brisk.

On Wednesday...the warm up begins. Temperatures will arrive near 60 by the end of the afternoon. In our later forecasts, we may consider "60"...but for now...considering it is still early March...I will play it conservative with highs in the upper 50s.

For Thursday...all signs point to a solid 60+ degree day for most of our area. Some of the most aggressive guidance paints quite a few locales reaching or exceeding 70 degrees. Again, in our later forecasts, we may consider "70"...but for now...considering it is still early March...I will play it conservative and cap highs in the upper 60s for Philly. Should clouds and showers hold off until late in the evening, 70 will be a real possibility.

Late Thursday Night into Friday Evening... a cold front will move through our area. The models are still struggling with the speed & timing of the front. This front may produce some scattered showers and even some thunderstorms. If the timing is right, a few thunderstorms could have gusty winds. With the chance for some rain, temperatures on Friday will likely not be as high as we anticipate for Thursday...unless the timing of the cold frontal passage is later than currently expected.

Another weak system may bring some clouds and showers for Saturday.