Friday, May 04, 2012

May 5th, 2012 Forecast

Spring is in full effect here as we'll see the chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms with fairly warm temperatures, including Friday night.  With temperatures in the 80's, the Storm Prediction Center has put the region under a "Slight Risk" for severe weather tonight into tomorrow.  There's an increased risk for gusty winds and hail in these any of the thunderstorms that might pass through the area.  This slight risk area actuall encompasses all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware as well as extends back west into the midwest.

Scattered thunderstorms will rake across the area, with some of them turning severe.  Low's tonight will range in the lower to mid-60's, fairly mild and increasing the instability for these storms as well.  Some of the storm could contain hail, heavy torrential downpours, gusty winds and frequent lightning.  Winds will be light from the north as a cold front pushed down from the same direction.  Scattered showers might persist into the morning on Saturday, however the whole day is not lost.  Skies will gradually clear out and it will be warm, however not as warm as Friday.  Winds will continue to come out of the north.

There will be a few clouds in the sky Saturday night, but the Super Moon will still be visible to most people.  Sunday will be not as warm, but still nice under mostly sunny skies.  Nearly the same for Monday, maybe not as sunny.  Tuesday through Thursday holds a chance of scattered to isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms and showers, mostly later in the day.  High temperatures on Tuesday will struggle to reach past 70-degrees.  Wednesday will be overcast with a chance of showers mostly all day.  Thursday a majority of the unsettled weather move off as a deep trough begins to wedge into the area but theres still a chance of an isolated pop-up thunderstorm.  Friday is slightly cooler under partly sunny skies.  A look into the following weekend shows a chance of rain Saturday and an almost carbon copy of this Sunday, next week.