Saturday, May 05, 2012

Marine Madness

Last night's thunderstorms brought a tenth to a few tenths of an inch of rain to the region along with a sound and light show that was rather impressive.  The front that pushed those thunderstorms through last night is now south of town, with a light easterly flow setting up in its wake.  The combination of last night's rains and an east flow off of the Atlantic guessed it...the return of marine madness!  Low clouds and fog are in control this morning...and the marine layer will hold serve for much of the morning before lifting into a mostly cloudy sky this afternoon.  Might be a similar day to Thursday in terms of how the sky looks but given our starting point in the 60's this morning we should have a bit of an advantage on temperatures later on.

Any sunshine we'll see may help agitate the atmosphere enough to get a shower or two to fire up in the afternoon hours but the odds are more of us stay dry than get a shower.

Temperatures this afternoon should reach 70 or just above from 295 on west, with 60's likely east of I-295 in New Jersey as the marine influence is the strongest along the coastline.  The day is shaping up not necessarily as unsettled (not really a widespread rain/drizzle threat today) but it's not going to be bright and beautiful either...the joys of marine madness in May!