Thursday, April 26, 2012

Another Gasp Of Chill This Weekend

In the wake of a cool front moving through tonight, our cool foray of late March...I mean late continues.   Temperatures that are more typical of late last month are back en vogue and with that comes the threat for frost north of the city on Friday night.  Best chances will be outer edges of suburban counties in Pennsylvania on well as the "typically cooler" locales in the Pinelands.

On Saturday, low pressure will track into the Mid Atlantic from the west, spreading another round of light rain across our region on Saturday evening into Saturday night.   Considering the cool start on Saturday morning, temperatures won't rise a whole lot on Saturday afternoon as clouds increase.  Temperatures on Saturday afternoon will rise into the 50's, about ten degrees below "normal" for late April.

Light rain might be a factor on Saturday evening across the region -- and in the Poconos one can't rule out the possibility of some snow mixing in over the higher elevations (above 1500').  Like this morning's shower activity, this system won't be entirely robust but a tenth to two tenths of an inch of rain can't be ruled out.

All in all, a cool and at times damp weekend is on tap.  Welcome back to April!