Thursday, October 11, 2012

October 12th, 2012 Forecast

Tonight, some clouds will be around but all in all a most clear night is on tap throughout most of the area.  Lows drop into the mid to upper 40's here in the Philadelphia metro and to the south and east and could dip into the lower 40's as you head north.  Winds will be out of the southwest at 5 to 10 mph.  Tomorrow looks like another nice, sunny but cool day.  Temperatures hovering around 60-degrees in the more urban areas, with mid- to upper 50's as you get further away.  Winds will start shifting from the southwest to the west and eventually to the northwest into Friday night.  With that, the National Weather Service has actually extended the freeze watch to the suburbs immediate to the city line, except for Delaware County in Pennsylvania, and so far excluding South Jersey as well.  The Friday Night Lights Forecast will also highlight the plummeting lows on Friday night as well.

Throughout this 7-day span, the Extended GFS looks to be undercutting the forecasted highs and lows, some by almost 10-degrees.  While I do see a cooling trend, based on other models and past model runs, I do not foresee highs in the lower 50's.  The start of the weekend looks pleasant, if not cooler than Thursday and Friday.  Saturday's highs will be in the upper 50's to near 60-degrees in a few spots. Sunday, we start to see some changes.  We'll see highs shoot into the lower 70s but with it come some precipitation.  Sunday won't be a total washout, but you might need an umbrella if your out and about.  Sunday night into Monday will be the better chance for precipitation but still warm with high at the start of the workweek in the lower 70's again.  We dry out for Tuesday, with partly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60's.  We'll stay in the mid- to upper 60's on Wednesday and Thursday as well under partly to mostly skies.

My Friday Night Lights Forecast will be up later this evening.