Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blowtorch Squalor

We nudged mild yesterday is our real warm day out ahead of the front. Mild southerly winds out ahead of an advancing and potent front will send temperatures jumping towards 60 if not above it along I-95.  Winds off of the ocean will prevent as warm a day from taking place in South will clouds, but highs in the upper 50's there will still be significantly above average.

We'll have some patchy drizzle around at times, with low clouds and fog to start the day. Dense fog advisories are out until 8 AM for the city and suburbs as localized visibility levels are down around a quarter mile if not lower. We're expecting that fog to gradually lift, with some brightening in the early afternoon, much like yesterday, with perhaps a break or two in the clouds.  If those breaks are more numerous, we could easily make a run towards 65 into Philadelphia.  Rain should hold off until late afternoon or evening to our west, with the timing of the front now appearing to be Wednesday night into early Thursday (predawn hours).

Windswept rain and thunder look likely between the PM rush (west of Philly) and the late night hours (Shore), with the potential still on the table for an inch or two of rain north and west of I-95, along with wind gusts that could reach 60 mph at the Shore late tonight with the front's approach.

Expect highs this afternoon in the low 60's in the city, 50's northwest and towards the Shore, and between 60 and 65 in Delaware.

We'll have another update on the front's timing later this morning.