Friday, July 27, 2012

July 28th, 2012 Forecast

After a rocky Thursday, temperatures are still up near the 90-degree mark, while clean-up around the region continues.  While not expected to be as widespread or severe, thunderstorms and heavier showers are forecasted over much of the upcoming week.  Temperatures will moderate down 90-degrees to the mid-80's.  With that drop in temperatures, the Excessive Heat Warning is set to expire at 6pm tonight.

For tonight, temperatures dipping down to the lower 70's in the metro, down to the upper 60's to the north and west.  A chance of a shower or thunderstorm is possible, especially to the south and east, where the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the region under a slight risk for severe weather.  Some pop-up showers and storms have already started firing in Northwestern PA but nothing to the magnitude as yesterdays squall line.  Tomorrow, another chance of showers and storms, mostly in the afternoon, otherwise skies will be partly to mostly cloudy.  Temperatures back into the low 90's tomorrow over much of the region.  Both tonight and tomorrow, winds will be out of the west at 5 to 10 mph, higher in some thunderstorms.

Another chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, with temperatures trending lower, below 90-degrees.  Lows down from the mid-70 to lower 70's.  Monday and the start of the new work week looks clear, and less humid.  Mostly sunny with highs in the mid- to upper 80's.  Tuesday, another chance of showers moves into the area and will be sticking around, with temperatures still in the upper 80's.  Wednesday looks like a better chance of rain and storms, but not a complete wash out.  Skies will be mostly cloudy each Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thursday, another clear day in between systems with temperatures steady in the upper 80's.  Friday looks like our next system coming in, bringing yet another chance of much needed showers to the region.