Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Those breaks in the clouds, if they happen, could fuel thunderstorm development this afternoon and evening across Central Pennsylvania into the western burbs.
Any shower or storm could bring localized heavier rainfall with it. Severe weather does not seem likely...heavier downpours really seem to be the "big" issue with thunderstorm activity that would fire this afternoon but one can't rule out some stronger wind gusts if storms do fire. Rainfall potential could exceed an inch and a half from the heaviest thunderstorms today but outside of the usual suspect streams that can rise pretty quickly and roads that like to pond up flooding is not a concern today.
Highs this afternoon will reach the mid 70's in many locations, assuming some sunshine does indeed break out. The earlier this morning's shower activity exits out, the potential for 75 or a couple of notches higher for an afternoon high.