Thursday, May 17, 2012

Refreshingly Less Humid

Morning temperatures across the region vary from the 50's northwest to the 60's in the city and across the eastern and southern parts of New Jersey.  A cool front crossed the region last night and in its wake cooler northerly winds have started to blow throughout the Delaware Valley, lowering humidity levels and slowly knocking back temperatures.   As of 5 AM, a good chunk of the region has some cloud cover in place but that trend should gradually change over the next several hours as the front continues to push off the coast.   The trend for much of the day is for increasing sun from northwest to southeast through the region, with the coastal areas featuring a mix of sun and clouds through a good chunk of the day overall.

Temperatures this afternoon will top out in the lower or middle 70's away from the Shore, warmest along I-95 and in Southeast PA where mid 70's will be prevalent.  The Shore probably only gets into the upper half of the 60's thanks to winds that will run parallel to the water and additional clouds in place.  Compared to yesterday's lower 80's, it will feel a bit cooler...and it will definitely feel less humid out as dew points drop off through the course of the day.