Thursday, September 06, 2012

Still Muggy, Just Not Tropical

It's not as bad out as past mornings locally -- temperatures in the 60's north of the city, lower 70's from Philly on south.  Dew point values are lower compared to past mornings -- generally 60's for most except right along the coast and farther south.  Humidity will still be with us as yesterday's first front cleansed some of the tropical muggies out but it is still going to be a bit of a factor locally today.

Some patchy fog is with us this morning and may continue to hang around until 8:30 or 9 in spots before thinning out.  Skies will then become mostly sunny for the balance of the day, with high temperatures getting into the upper 80's throughout the Delaware Valley.  A 90 degree reading or two can't be ruled out as well.

A weak disturbance will nudge east through the Mid Atlantic late in the day and may trigger a stray thunderstorm or a scattered line of storms across Central and Northern Pennsylvania.  A few of these may drift across to the city's north this evening but there shouldn't be a widespread push of thunderstorm activity later on.