Friday, October 19, 2012

Soaking Start For Some

It's mild and muggy in the region this morning...and in some spots, heavy rain is falling.  Temperatures are in the 60's across the Delaware Valley, with mid 60's along I-95 as of 4 AM.  A shield of heavy rain extends from Allentown down into the western suburbs as of the time of this post, with this line of rain lifting northeast.  Scattered showers are common across New Jersey, some of which are locally soaking.

The theme this morning will be for scattered areas of rain or shower activity, some of which will be heavy, as a low level jet enhancement along a cool front pushes through the Mid Atlantic.  This low level jet will push northeast into New England and will push the heavier rainfall northeast along with it, leaving a few showers around but a general lull in the weather will be likely later this morning.  Midday into the afternoon hours will feature some sunshine, which will destabilize the atmosphere a bit and a few more showers are likely to pop in spots.  Showers will be fewer in coverage later today than they are this morning, however.

Rainfall totals this morning will be heaviest north and northwest of the city, where some one inch rainfall totals  are possible from this morning's rain.

Highs this afternoon will be in the 70's across the region, with mid 70's common in the city and along I-95.  Humidity will be up a bit and it will feel somewhat muggy by October standards later today.