Friday, May 25, 2012

May 26th, 2012 Forecast

After some thunderboomers hit both Thursday and some areas on Friday, we'll see the unsettled weather continue into part of the weekend.  The unofficial start of summer will not be a washout, however, and it look almost perfect if you're one of the lucky ones who traveled east to the shore or north to the poconos.

We'll start with something a little unusual instead of the standard 24-hour graphic.  Any convective, or pop-up showers or storms will mostly move off as we progress into the evening.  Temperatures will be in the mid-60 here in the city and around the suburbs.  Temperatures will cool off nicely if you've headed to the Poconos.  A nice breeze will set up at the shore, keeping temps around 65-degrees.  Saturday's weather will be much like today, except warmer.  An isolated storm or shower is possible, and where they occur, they could dump a quick inch or two of rain before moving off.  Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny and it will be more humid as well, so stay hydrated if you stay outside.  Temperatures will range in the lower 80's around the Pocono Mountain region and coastal regions in New Jersey, to the mid to upper 80's in the Philadelphia Metro.

Sunday, the humidity will be down slightly, as a weak cold front will simply act as a divider of air mass moisture.  Temperatures won't be down too much off of Saturday's highs and there's still a chance of rain showers or an isolated thunderstorm.  Memorial Day Monday will be downright hot in some locales.  Temperatures are expected to hit 90-degrees in the city and a few other locations in the closer suburbs, otherwise topping out in the upper 80's.  Temperatures will be in the mid-80's around the Poconos and the Jersey Shore with lows in the mid to upper 60's.

The rest of the "back to reality" extended forecast loos okay.  Tuesday looks like the only fly in the ointment.  Still warm and humid, temperatures remain in the upper 80's with a chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm as another cold front looks to move in.  The good thing about this cold front is that it will help to drop the temperatures for the rest of the week.  Wednesday, skies will clear and it will be less humid.  Temperatures in the lower to mid-80's.  The sun will dominate both Thursday and Friday with temperatures right around the 80-degree mark. 

For those who miss the standard "Tonight/Tomorrow" forecast, here it is:

Like lat night, fog is possible after midnight into tomorrow morning, so if you leave for your destination early tomorrow - be careful driving.  Winds tonight will shift to come from the south.  The heat pump will be turned up as winds slightly increase to 5 to 10 mph.  Inland areas south and east tomorrow might reach 90-degrees as well.