Saturday, March 03, 2012

Forecast for Sunday, March 4, 2012

The National Weather Service has most of Eastern Pennsylvania, Northern and Central New Jersey, and Northwestern Burlington County under a wind advisory until 8 p.m. for wind gusts up to 45 MPH. We could see a few branches and trees knocked down and some isolated power outages.

Low pressure will potentially brush our coastal communities with some light showers tonight into Sunday. Some model guidance wants to bring the edge of the precipitation shied within miles of the coastline. Weak pieces of energy will then slide to our south into Monday and this will bring more clouds than sunshine along with the chance of additional rain or snow showers.

High pressure then will build across our area on Tuesday, before sliding east. As it slides east, a southwest flow will develop. This flow will bring in much milder air and temperatures could end up being well above normal. At the end of the extended forecast, a cold front will approach and this front will probably bring an end to the warmth. The models right now are not in agreement with the timing of this and it may end up swinging through later than estimated from this current vantage point. Timing of this front (daytime vs. nighttime) may also dictate whether we see a spring-like thunderstorm situation. I will cap the temperatures at the end of the week in the sixties for now.