Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 26th, 2012 Forecast

Low pressure in the Midwest is diving east-southeast around the broad mid level trough in the Eastern US.  This low is firing up showers/storms in the Midwest this morning and they are scooting towards our region.  For the most part, we're expecting showers although a few rumbles of thunder to our south cannot be ruled out tomorrow morning as rainfall moves through.

Clouds increase tonight out in advance of the low, with showers starting up late tonight or very early tomorrow morning from west to east.  Lows overnight will drop into the 40's outside of the city, around 50 in Philadelphia.

Showers will work through the region tomorrow morning from west to east, with the greatest concentration of shower activity from the city on south.  A few localized steadier periods of rain will work through as well, especially in Delaware and South Jersey.   After that, skies may try to brighten later in the afternoon as the low departs off the coast although it may take until dinner time for that to occur in New Jersey.  Temperatures tomorrow afternoon will get into the lower 60's for the city and west, perhaps held to the upper 50's in parts of New Jersey and Delaware where shower activity holds in place longest.  Rainfall totals could reach a quarter inch or a third inch in a few spots.