Saturday, August 04, 2012

Another Muggy Day With Storms In Spots

We're in the 70's this morning around the region with a mix of clear skies and fog depending on location.  The foggiest environs this morning are the Shore and South Jersey where visibility levels in spots are down under a quarter mile.  Not everyone is sharing in the foggy fun to start the weekend but until 9 AM patchy fog and low clouds may be a part of the picture.

After that, a near repeat of yesterday is on tap for the region.  Mostly sunny skies will be the "main" feature of the day with a few afternoon and evening thunderstorms around.  Like the past couple of days, thunderstorm development will be spotty to widely scattered.  Any storm that does pop could produce a localized downpour or gusty winds.  Higher resolution modeling suggests that storm development will be higher in Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania than in New Jersey but, like yesterday, we're looking at a 20-30% type coverage day...so not everyone will get a storm and many locations *should* stay dry.

Temperatures this afternoon get to the lower 90's away from the water -- 80's at the Shore.  With dew points values close to 70, it will feel like the upper half of the 90's at peak heat.  Muggy, summery, but not oppressive heat as we likely chalk up our 33rd day of 90+ temperatures.