Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Updating Rains This Evening

It's been a damp and cool (by summer standards) June day as temperatures have hung out generally near 70 for much of the day with intermittent rain.  After a lull earlier this afternoon, a steadier round of rain worked through Philadelphia during the early portions of the rush hour.  That band of rain is focused mainly on South Jersey and Delaware at this point and is pushing east, with scattered areas of rain extending back to Harrisburg as the atmosphere is moisture-rich and the wind trajectory continues off of the Atlantic to help continue the rainy regime locally.

Rains this evening will be intermittent -- probably will end up seeing between two thirds of an inch and an inch of rain overall when all is said and done, with a strong leaning towards the lower end of those totals north and west of the city.  While rainfall in spots this evening could be steadier, no widespread heavy rainfall is expected to the point where flooding would be possible.

Farther to our west, a band of thunderstorms has developed along the cool front, which currently extends from North Central into Western Pennsylvania, pushing east.  Those thunderstorms will lose a good deal of their kick tonight as stable air over our region and the loss of daytime heating will weaken those storms after 8 PM.   That said, a rumble or two of thunder cannot be ruled out this evening from the steadier bands of rain around locally.

Rain should taper off just after Midnight tonight locally and towards daybreak at the Shore.  While rainfall should not be as persistent on Wednesday, a few showers could impact weather locally during the day...especially east of the city.

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