Tuesday, April 24, 2012
That sunshine will be somewhat self-destructive as the area is still under the influence of an upper level trough...the colder air aloft will react poorly to the bit of extra sunshine that's out and about, resulting in some showers popping up around this afternoon. The best chances for showers are north of the PA Turnpike and I-195 in New Jersey and, at worst, should be scattered around. The strongest of showers *could* be mixed with a bit of graupel (small sleet/hail like hybrid) this afternoon...and the best chances for that would be over the Poconos and Lehigh Valley. Otherwise, a mix of sun and clouds will be the norm through the day...more sun south than north...with breezy conditions for all.
Highs today range from the upper 50's northwest to the lower 60's southeast. Philly should get to around 60 for a high this afternoon, a marked improvement from yesterday. However, west and southwest breezes at 10 to 16 miles per hour will keep just a touch of cool in the air. Not the best of days but certainly an improvement from yesterday.