Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Flirting With Records Again
Wednesday's records are a bit easier in a number of locations...a bit tougher in Atlantic City as the record high tomorrow is 99. Philadelphia's record of 99 from 1953 is do-able and likely will be flirted with as temperatures are poised to repeat today's performance...especially from Philadelphia on south. The fly in the ointment will be thunderstorm development in the afternoon across Northern Pennsylvania...this, plus clouds popping up in the heat and humidity ahead of the thunderstorm line, should be enough to cap the potential heating for Allentown and points north.
Most of the records on the graphic above are from "classic" hot years around the region -- 1988, 1999, 1953 -- all of which featured three impressive heat streaks or are among the hottest on record. The oldie on the board is Reading's record today (100 degrees from 1900)...that record should be safe.