Friday, April 27, 2012

Wind Whipped Friday

Skies are beginning to clear out this morning from yesterday's clouds and drips and drops of rain that crossed the region.  A few rumbles of thunder occurred last night south of town as a line of storms developed yesterday afternoon out to our west and passed through Delaware and South Jersey.  In the wake of the frontal boundary passage that accompanied yesterday's weather, today is shaping up as a sunnier but windier day as high pressure builds to our north and the low from yesterday strengthens out in the Atlantic.  Gusty west and northwest winds at 12 to 22 miles per hour will sometimes reach over 30 miles per hour in the midday and afternoon hours.

The cool surge that is forthcoming will set up the potential for frost or even freezing temperatures tonight across the outer fringes of the region.  Freeze watches are up this morning north and west of the city for tonight, with freeze warnings already up in the Poconos.  It would not surprise if frost advisories end up getting issued into South Jersey as well overnight and if those watches get converted simply to frost advisories in the PA suburban counties.

Highs today will get to around 60 in Philly, upper 50's northwest, lower 60's southeast.   Not great, not too cold...a bit more "typical" for the end of March than the end of April.