Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 11th, 2012 Forecast

The heat wave continued yesterday as Philadelphia did reach 90-degrees.  This make the streak 12 days, and ties it for the fourth longest heatwave in Philadelphia.  We break from the 90's on Tuesday, but not by much.  Through the upcoming weekend, we'll flirt with the 90-degree mark and most likely exceed it by Sunday or Monday.  However, with wet weather on the way, our weekend may feature more rain and less sun.

Another pleasant night is on tap as skies remain partly cloudy tonight, with lows around 70-degrees in the Philadelphia metro and down to the lower 60's as you head north.  Winds stick around out of the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.  Tomorrow, another day of abundant sunshine.  Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 80's, closer to 90-degrees south and east.  Winds shift around to the northeast tomorrow.

Another day of sunshine on Thursday, nearly the same as Wednesday.  Temperatures remain near normal in the upper 80's with a few clouds in the sky.  Lows Wednesday and Thursday in the upper 60's.  Friday, some changes are in store.  Clouds will be on the increase Friday and by the evening into the overnight, a few showers or a quick thunderstorm might move through the area, although they'll be scattered in variety.  Saturday, skies will be mostly cloudy with a continued chance of precipitation.  Temperatures still flirting with the 90-degree mark, but I think we'll exceed 90 on Sunday.  Sunday is also the best chance for some real, substantial rainfall.  While scattered, showers and thunderstorms may persist longer and drop heavier rainfall.  The start of the next work week will feature gradual clearing with high around 90-degrees.  Some showers may stick around.  Tuesday will still be warm, under party cloudy skies.  The days to watch are definitely Saturday and Sunday, however unfortunately it looks as though this weekend might be on the soggy side.