Monday, March 26, 2012

March 27th, 2012 Forecast

Temperatures return to near normal as March winds to a close.  This week will feature abundant sunshine most days with the possibility of showers mid-week and towards the end of our forecast.  Rain is something we could use around here.  For the year, Philadelphia is -3.73" from normal, mostly due to the lack of snow melt and precip that usually accompanies the fabled Nor'easter.

** Freeze Warning in effect: 3/27, 3am to 9am **

For tonight, skies will start to clear and the winds will diminish giving way to "the perfect storm" of frost and freezing.  With no clouds, all the radiational heat will be able to escape.  With no wind, the formation of frost will be unimpeded.  Be sure to bring whatever plants you can inside, and cover up the ones you cant.  In typical fashion, after hitting 80-degrees last week, temperatures tonight and tomorrow will be below average tonight and tomorrow.  Tomorrow, temperatures will be in the lower to mid-50's for highs, however there may be some places in the Lehigh Valley that won't make it out of the 40's.  Skies will be mostly sunny.

Temperatures rebound nicely on Wednesday but with the chance of rain.  Without the rain, skies will be mostly cloudy.  After this weak cold front moves through, temperatures will reduce slightly but it's is mostly a change in air masses.  Thursday will be breezy and a little cooler however, many places could still see the 60-degree mark.  Clouds will be on the decrease.

From Friday to Sunday will be a great stretch of weather.  Temperatures flirting with the 60's under partly to mostly sunny skies.  It looks like it's shaping up to be a great spring weekend.  By the start of next work week, the next system to give up some precipitation will be moving in.