Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 16th, 2012 Forecast

The first of two frontal boundaries has more or less washed out over us, bringing us a plethora of shower activity in parts of the region between last night and today. More scattered showers and storms could fire up later this afternoon to our west, spreading through the region this evening and early tonight as the atmosphere is moisture-rich and a bit unstable.  Any shower or storm that someone picks up could bring a localized downpour along with it.   As storms taper off later tonight, areas of fog could develop in spots thanks to the humidity and rainfall of the past couple of days.  Best chances of fog developing would be to our west and northwest.

Morning fog will thin out, leaving a mix of sun and clouds from late morning on.  Given a mild start, temperatures will warm pretty quickly over the course of the day and we could see temperatures in the lower 80's by tomorrow afternoon away from the Shore.

A second frontal boundary will work in from the west tomorrow afternoon, attached to low pressure in Canada.  This front will push the morass of unstable air out to sea and bring in a less humid, drier airmass for the balance of the work week.  That said, it will be accompanied by the potential for a late day shower or storm across the region...with the best chances for any thunderstorms to the city's north.  If we can coax a sunnier day, storms could get a bit strong or severe in a few locations.