Saturday, September 01, 2012

Starting September On A Summery Note

Temperatures are pretty warm this morning -- 70's are common in the city and points south and east in the wake of yesterday's 92 degree high in Philadelphia.  A backdoor front lies to our north over New York and Connecticut, sliding slowly south today as high pressure will build in from the north.  This will not dramatically impact the result of the day -- the weather today will still be quite nice overall but winds will gradually veer around to the east this afternoon, resulting in a push of cooling along the Shore after 12 or 1 PM.

Highs today will get into the upper 80's along the Shore early this afternoon before cooling off into the 70's around dinnertime as those east winds nudge relief in off the Atlantic.  Inland areas should get into the lower 90's and stay warm through the afternoon before the seabreeze reaches you later on.  It may take until dinner time for Philly to get in on the sea breeze.

Most areas *should* stay dry today but a shower or storm can't be ruled out across Central Pennsylvania, Maryland, and parts of Delaware later on today as a disturbance tracks southeast along the backdoor front.  This energy could fire up a couple of storms out west of us later on.  They should stay west of the city but could graze into Lancaster, Chester, or New Castle Counties this evening.