Thursday, March 08, 2012

Tonight's Front & Tomorrow's Reality Check

After today's high of 70 degrees in Philadelphia -- our first 70 since late November -- reality will return with a cool slap to the face in the form of a cold front later on tonight.  That front is out to our west and a few hours away from moving into the region -- showers are about to move into Harrisburg and the I-81 corridor and are still a few hours away from Philly.  Best guess is after 9 or 10 into the city, with the front crossing the region around or just after Midnight.

Rainfall tonight shouldn't be a big deal -- probably a tenth to a quarter inch event based on most of the modeling out there.   A few rumbles of thunder may be possible as well as the front approaches but odds are leaning against that as the front moves in overnight.

It will remain breezy through much of tonight but the earlier gusty winds (45 mph gust at midday in Philadelphia) will subside somewhat through the evening.  We could still see some 25-35 mile per hour gusts in spots but not as much wind as earlier today's spring fling.

Our highs on Friday will likely be at Midnight or just after that as daytime temperatures tomorrow will be a bit cooler than they will be at Midnight.