Friday, June 08, 2012

Forward Into the 80's

Yesterday's shower and storm activity, while scattered around, was widespread enough that most of us "shared" in anything that popped up.  While most of the showers to our west and northwest were run of the mill, a few stronger storms developed across South Jersey.  Hail and gusty winds were reported in Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, and Salem Counties well as a possible developing wall or roll cloud that moved in an advance of a storm near the Absegami High School graduation.  No reports of an actual tornado touchdown but lots of ominous looking skies along the coast of South Jersey last night.

Today shapes up as a nicer day as the disturbance of energy responsible for yesterday's thunder and shower activity has moved away a fair bit.  There is still some cooler air aloft and that difference between the cool air aloft and the warmer ground at the surface could be enough to fire a few random thunderstorms up in the region.  However, it will be much more isolated in nature and along the order of Tuesday or Wednesday in terms of "how much" pops up.  However, temperatures will once again be a few degrees warmer than yesterday.

Starting off in the 50's and lower 60's (city) this morning, our highs this afternoon should reach the lower and middle 80's...warmest along I-95 and in South Jersey (84 in Philly).  Pop up thunder should much more isolated this afternoon though...with the majority of us staying dry.