Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 24th, 2012 Forecast

With pieces of the mid level trough overhead, instability and scattered showers and storms are a part of the norm over the next few days.  The trend, however, is to warm temperatures up each day into the weekend where a legitimate shot at 90 degrees is in the forecast for at least one day, perhaps two.   Not going to throw out "sizzling" and "torch" in the description for the holiday weekend weather but it will nonetheless be a summery scenario around the region.

Thunderstorm activity that pops over the next few hours will wane to some extent with the setting sun, leading to variably cloudy skies overnight.  A few showers could linger through the night, however, as instability and an upper level disturbance continue to influence our weather.  Patchy areas of fog are likely towards morning, especially in areas where heavier downpours fall from thunderstorms over the next few hours.  Lows by morning will range from near 60 northwest to the mid 60's in the city and at the Shore.

Tomorrow shapes up as a very similar day to today -- morning low clouds and fog, a hazy sky midday, and afternoon thunderstorm chances.  Highs will be similar to today -- warmest along and just southeast of I-95, coolest at the Shore, as highs range from around 80 in the city to the mid 70's down at the ocean.