Monday, February 25, 2013

February 26th, 2013 Forecast

A calm and generally clear night ahead of us in advance of tomorrow night's rains and wind.   Skies overnight will be mainly clear for much of the night, although some clouds will try to move on in towards daybreak. Expect lows overnight in the 26-33 range through the Delaware Valley, colder in the usual suspect spots and warmer along I-95.

Tuesday features skies transitioning over to cloudy through the day.  Some sunshine is possible in the morning but it will not last very long. Rain will spread in during the late afternoon hours from the southwest, with increasing wind as well.  Midday highs will be in the upper 40's in the city before stepping back a few degrees with the onset of rainfall after 3 or 4 PM.  Rain may be heavy at times Tuesday night before ending early in the morning on Wednesday.  Winds increase during the day, sustained at 10-20 mph in the evening hours with gusts to over 30 mph likely Tuesday night.

With rain ending on Wednesday and some possible clearing on Wednesday afternoon, temperatures could nudge into the upper 50's for a time locally.  Unsettled, breezy, and a cool pattern take over for the balance of the week after Wednesday's brief mild flirtation as a trough sets up in the mid atmosphere over the eastern half of the country.