Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thunder Chances Later Today
Showers and storms will gradually push east through the state today -- with Central Pennsylvania seeing its chances of thunder increase after 3 PM, the city getting in on the fun after 5 or 6 PM. While severe weather does not look likely today, there could be a few stronger storms that bring gusty winds to any one location...the best chances of these could be across the western suburbs into Lancaster County based on radar projections from the NAM. The front will slow further as it crosses the region, getting to the coastline tonight before stalling out...which will serve as an important focal point for round two on Sunday.
Highs today get into the 70's away from the coast, 60's at the Shore. The warmest air will likely be along I-95 and just east -- mid 70's are do-able, with some upper 70's possible in Southern Delaware. If there is more sun and less cloud cover this afternoon, we might coax temperatures higher than our projections of 75 in Philadelphia. However, after 5 or 6 PM, the odds for a round of showers or thunder through the region will increase and that should bring an end to our party of relative warmth.