Thursday, March 08, 2012
March 9th, 2012 Forecast
Showers may be accompanied with some thunder as they cross the region overnight -- we're not anticipating anything nasty in terms of weather but a tenth to perhaps a quarter of an inch of rain is possible as this rain moves through. Most of it should be out of the city by 3 or 4 AM although a lingering shower could hang out in South Jersey until the Friday rush hour.
Friday will be cooler, with a west-northwest breeze and a mix of sunshine and clouds through the day. Temperatures will be about 15 to 20 degrees cooler tomorrow afternoon than this afternoon and it's quite possible that the "official" high for Friday occurs at Midnight as opposed to 3 or 4 PM in the afternoon. Despite the drop in temperatures, most locations from Philly on southeast will get back into the 50's in the afternoon, with upper 40's a reasonable bet northwest of the city.
Weekend Sneak Peek: This weekend will be rather nice but will feature a coolish Saturday as highs struggle to get into the middle and upper 40's across the region. Sunday will feature a milder afternoon as high pressure moves off the coast and we see that mild march of air from the South return to the Northeast. Highs on Sunday could approach or reach 60 in the city and at least get into the upper 50's just about everywhere. Milder air awaits for next week -- and we could see another run at 70 by midweek.