Monday, April 09, 2012

April 10th, 2012 Forecast

Another day of Red Flag Warnings as extremely dry conditions and high winds have enhanced the fire danger from Manchester, NH south to Raleigh, NC.  Some relief will come in the form of cooler, moist air and the chance of some much-needed showers throughout the extended forecast.  Temperatures will dip slightly below normal as a series of weak troughs move throughout the region.

The first of those weak systems moves through tonight, leaving the area with a chance of showers.  Otherwise, winds will begin to diminish slowly tonight.  The Wind Advisory is scheduled to expire at 6pm tonight.  Likewise, the Red Flag Warning is expected to expire at 8pm, this evening.  Lows in the Philadelphia Metro will hover in the mid-40s.  The cloudy weather will stick around tomorrow.  Hopefully the more moist air and lower wind will help alleviate the wildfire threat and help those currently fighting fires.  Temperatures tomorrow should mostly remain below 60-degrees, expect for a few spots in South Jersey and Delaware. 

Temperatures remain below normal until the end of the week.  A series of weak, fast moving systems will continue to move through, giving us a chance of showers from Tuesday through Thursday.  Friday will see temperatures start to warm, and that warmth really starts to move in Saturday.  Saturday will also be the better day of the weekend.  Sunday will feature warm temperatures but also a chance of showers as the next, bigger system starts to move in, just in time for the next work week.