Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Coolest Of Week Today
As a trough moves through today, clouds increase this morning from west to east, with a mostly cloudy midday and afternoon likely throughout the area. Shower chances will gradually increase, with the best chance of a shower north and northeast of Philadelphia this afternoon as the trough pivots on through. The Poconos could see those showers mix with or simply fall in the form of snow as freezing levels in the atmosphere are around 1500 feet as of this morning and one can't rule out, thanks to the cold atmosphere, the possibility of some graupel (sleety hail) this afternoon across parts of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Rainfall amounts will be honest but thanks to the presence of some additional moisture in the atmosphere the threat for grass and brush fires will be a touch lower in the area today.
Today ends up being the coolest and cloudiest of the stretch, with the trough exiting stage right tomorrow and temperatures bouncing back towards 60 for a high tomorrow...and into the 60's for Friday.