Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Step To Normalcy, Resumption Of Drear

Not the nicest of days on tap for the region. Wave one of shower activity is in the process of pushing away from the city, with a few showers generally along the South Jersey coastline and across Southern Delaware as of 5 AM this morning.  More rain is farther southwest, across the Appalachians, and that will be moving towards us later on today.

I have the NAM model shown below for 1 PM today, showing the second round of precipitation pushing northeast through Virginia. This will approach the area by dinner tonight, with rain and other assorted wintry precipitation in the offing for the region. The best chances of the wintry assortment will be to the north (generally along and north of I-78), perhaps down to Quakertown or Reading.  More on that later this morning.

Otherwise, expect a colder day compared to yesterday as temperatures are much more in line with normal for January standards.  Highs will likely hang in the lower 40's with a north and northeast breeze...relatively modest but raw at 5-10 mph. It won't be the nicest of days out there...heck, it hasn't been that nice at all of late and thus the trend of loltastic weather continues.