Wednesday, March 06, 2013

March 7th, 2013 Forecast

Today's coastal storm continues to push on through with various myriads of sloppy precipitation throughout the region.  We will see a gradual evolution from rain to snow through the region later on this evening in areas where rain has been more dominant as the precipitation type.  Coating type accumulations are possible east of I-95...perhaps even an inch in spots...but we're not banking on a whole lot more than that.

Precipitation should gradually taper off after Midnight from west to east, with skies mainly cloudy or mostly cloudy by daybreak.  It will generally be windy through the night with north and northeast winds at 12-25 mph in the city and west, higher winds to the east of Philadelphia.  By morning, lows should be between 30 and 35 through the region.

Thursday's weather features mainly cloudy skies, perhaps a break or two in the clouds to the city's west in the morning hours.  Modeling has indicated the possibility of precipitation pivoting back onshore from the Atlantic in the form of rain and snow showers in the afternoon.  These may transition over to snow showers.  We'll keep an eye on this as it could throw a bit of accumulation down in parts of the region Thursday night.  Highs tomorrow will be between 43 and 47.  Again, the wind will remain quite brisk at between 12 and 22 mph sustained, higher gusts.

The good news for those who dislike stormy weather? The weather looks wonderful at this point. Temperatures in the 50's both Saturday and Sunday...perhaps a run towards 60 on Sunday afternoon.  We're a touch aggressive on warmth in the forecast on Sunday but it does look like a nice day with plenty of sunshine so the possibility for upper 50's does exist.