Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lots of Clouds. Showers/T'Storm Southern Areas

Variable conditions exist across the region this morning as of 7am, both with sky cover and temperatures.  Its cooler and less cloudy as you travel north of city with temperatures in the upper 50's to mid 60's, whereas south of the city, its in the mid 60's to lower 70's and more clouds, with even some showers over parts of central/southern Delaware.

Similar conditions will exist throughout the day today with northern areas seeing more sun and drier conditions than in the city and points south.  There is a weak area of low-pressure currently over northern VA that continues to travel north, but is also weakening at the same time.  This system will continue to weaken and eventual dissipate later tonight.  But with its close proximity to our region, it is sparking off showers and thunderstorms.  Most of the heavier rainfall in spots is confined to Maryland at the moment.  If it holds together, it may make its way into York/Chester counties in the next few hours.  Expect most of the shower/thunderstorm threat to stay in Delaware, South Jersey and Southeast PA through the day.

Cloud cover will also vary with more sunshine north and less south.  It will also feel balmy and tropical, as being on the eastern side of this low, we have a southeasterly flow off the ocean.  Not a terrible day weatherwise, but be on the lookout for a few showers from time to time.