Saturday, August 18, 2012

Showers Will Gradually End

We're starting off the morning in the 60's across much of the region as the cool front is lying across New Jersey, pushing to the coast.  The only 70's on the board are presently along the South Jersey coastline back into Southern Delaware.   As of 6 AM, scattered showers are falling back into Chester County but these are pushing slowly to the east and northeast, with steadier rains across parts of South Jersey up to New York City (generally in the position of the frontal boundary itself).

Philadelphia has picked up 0.81" of rain through 6 AM so far, with a general half to inch of rain across Southeastern Pennsylvania so far from the rains as they have moved through.

Rain will gradually ease east through the morning hours, ending at the Shore by early afternoon if not before given current radar trends.  Sunshine will gradually increase in the afternoon from west to east as well, with clearing likely to take hold in the west later this morning and at the Shore later this afternoon.  As such, the warmest temperatures this afternoon will be found in the city and points northwest this afternoon although there will not be much difference between Philly and Reading.   Highs will get into the lower 80's along and west of I-95, with upper 70's at the Shore.  It *could* reach 80 in South Jersey away from the water depending on how quickly sun takes over but a more likely landing point is the upper 70's as well across the I-295 and NJ Turnpike corridors.  Lower humidity levels will take hold through the day today as well as northerly breezes pull down dry air from the north.