Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rounding The Corner On Temperatures

Yesterday was the coolest day of the week as highs only got to 55 in Philadelphia.  We're going to start warming things up today -- thankfully more sunshine will be around compared to yesterday although we're not expecting a wall-to-wall festival of sun as more of those cold air cumulus clouds will pop up in the mid morning, much like the past couple of days.  However, it will be a mix of sun and cloud type of day around the region.

A few sprinkles or showers can't be ruled out again, with the best "chances" for those popping and moving through over New Jersey.  It doesn't look as possible west of the city today thanks to the waning influence of the upper level trough but that trough still has enough sway over our weather to throw a few showers down the coast and east of the river this afternoon.  I don't expect, like yesterday, those showers to be a big deal overall.  Any of the stronger showers could have some graupel or small hail thrown in for good measure -- nothing damaging, just a measure of the cold air in the atmosphere.

Highs today reach 60 in the city, 50's north of town.  Like many of the past days, it's going to be breezy with northwest breezes that could gust to 30 miles per hour.  The breeze subsides somewhat tonight, combined with clear skies, to provide a shot at a freeze over the Lehigh Valley and Poconos...but should subside enough tomorrow to give us a very nice Friday.