Friday, October 12, 2012

October 13th, 2012 Forecast

Another cold night on tap with many suburban areas possible seeing their first frost and many seeing a hard freeze even.  For the immediate Philadelphia area, the average date for first frost is usually around the end of October, so we are a few weeks early.  With that being the case, make sure you take the proper cautions when dealing with outdoor plants.  Lows tonight around the metro dipping into the upper 30s but the temperature gradient quickly drops to around freezing as you head north and west.  In these areas, a freeze warning is in effect.  There are also Freeze Watches in effect for inland areas and the Pinebarrons of New Jersey.  Tomorrow, temperatures will rebound in the upper 50s around Philadelphia to near 60-degrees to the south and east.  Another mostly sunny day is on tap with winds variable for part of the day with a general trend southwest around 5 mph.

Temperatures really bump-up on Sunday, into the lower 70s under mostly sunny skies for a majority of the day.  Towards late afternoon, skies will start to cloud up and give way to a few isolated showers.  Sunday won't be a washout though, so I wouldn't cancel any outdoor plans.  The start of the workweek looks warm but grey, with scattered showers most of the day, tapering off sometime around the afternoon rush.  Highs Monday in the lower 70s.  Tuesday, skies clear to mostly sunny skies and temperatures returning to the mid-60's.  Wednesday looks like another nice day, under mostly sunny skies and comfortable temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s.  Thursday, skies will turn mostly cloudy with a few showers throughout the day and temperatures near the 70-degree mark.  Next Friday looks like a nice, comfortable day under partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-60s.