Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 17th, 2012 Forecast

Tomorrow is shaping up as one of the nicest days of October from a weather standpoint...if you can tolerate a cool start.  Plenty of sunshine and calmer winds will provide a great day overall across the region as temperatures nudge a few degrees higher than what we experienced today.  We will have a crisp start around the region though as light winds tonight and clear skies provide opportunity for temperatures to crash after sunset.  By morning, lows will range from the mid 30's in the coldest parts of the Pinelands and Lehigh Valley to the 40's along I-95.  Some patchy frost can't be ruled out in the colder environs north and southeast of town, in the usual suspect locations.   However, with plenty of sunshine tomorrow temperatures will warm quickly and we should hit the middle and upper 60's with little difficulty.

Winds tonight will be light and variable, with a slight breeze from the south tomorrow.

Thursday will feature sun giving way to clouds through the day, with shower chances increasing in the evening and overnight as a front approaches from the west.  This front will slowly cross the region on Friday, with rain spreading through parts of the region.  As of now, it looks like most of the rain will fall in the morning locally but there is still a fair amount of spread between the GFS and Euro regarding timing/details on rain...with the Euro holding rain in place through much of the day.  The good news is the timing in both models suggests the weekend looks nice, with sun and clouds mixed and temperatures near or slightly above average.