Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 19th, 2012 Forecast

A strong storm system is impacting our weather today, with its associated front crossing the region this evening and overnight from west to east.  Gusty winds and squally showers will impact various parts of the region over the next several hours until the front crosses.  Once the front passes your location, winds should die down and showers will gradually wind down through the course of the evening or night.  Some severe criteria winds in the strongest of showers and a tornado or two can't be ruled out between now and the front's passage.

After the front passes, rains taper off and skies gradually become variably cloudy towards morning.  Lows by daybreak will be in the 50's Berks and Lehigh Valley, 60's elsewhere.

Wednesday will feature some breezes, not as windy as today though, with varying mixes of sunshine and clouds.  Skies should trend towards the sunnier side as the day progresses.  Highs will range from 70 to 75 through the region.  Winds could gust to 20 mph tomorrow, mainly in the first half of the day, with gradually slackening wind through the duration of the afternoon.

The rest of the work week looks nice and we should get through the first half of Saturday without any rainfall.  A few showers are possible late Saturday with an approaching frontal boundary...which may result in a cooler Sunday if the current projection on timing holds.  Parts of the region closer to the city (Berks/Lehigh/N & W Counties) may not reach 70 on Sunday.