Wednesday, March 07, 2012

March 8th, 2012 Forecast

Warmth springs...not eternal but warmth springs for one more day before a cool front crosses the region tomorrow night and puts a brief end to our fling of April-like weather.  Today is arguably nicer from a sunshine standpoint than it will be tomorrow; however, we will have a warmer start tomorrow so consequently we will probably end up a few degrees warmer tomorrow afternoon around the region despite more clouds.

Expect variably cloudy skies overnight -- a mix of high level clouds moving overhead and some low level cloud cover that pushes in from the southwest.  Low temperatures by morning will be pretty mild for March standards -- generally in the 40's everywhere, mildest along I-95 where we probably get down to just the middle 40's.  Those variably cloudy skies continue into Thursday, with more sunshine expected south and east of the city compared to north and west.

We probably start with more clouds, transition to sun/cloud mix, and then end the daylight hours mostly cloudy again for the city and northwest.  Based on the potential that Delaware and South Jersey get a bit more sunshine, temperatures near 70 are more likely down there and a few lower 70's can't be ruled out in Millville, Dover, and points south in Delaware.  Around the city and northwest, mid 60's are expected.  Still nice, just not as sunny as today.

Showers move through Thursday night and early Friday, bringing up to a quarter inch of rain to the region as they move through, with cooler weather expected for Friday and Saturday.  It won't be terribly cold but Saturday will probably not reach 50 degrees despite near wall-to-wall sunshine.