Monday, April 01, 2013

April 2nd, 2013 Forecast

A cold front's crossing the region this evening, bringing an end to the more normal pattern that's been in place for a while, replacing it with a couple of days of March-like weather before we bounce back, almost fully, into April later this week.  Any lingering showers that lurk around the region will cross off the coast over the next few hours, leaving us dry for the balance of the night.

Winds diminish after sunset, helping temperatures drop off into the 20's north of the city, with lower 30's likely in Philadelphia and points south.  Those winds pick up in earnest on Tuesday, sustained at 12 to 22 mph and gusting higher than that, as colder air flows on in from Canada.  Highs on Tuesday get to near 50 in the city, with mid and upper 40's common to the north and northwest, and around 50 south and southeast of town.  Skies will feature a mix of clouds and sun, with perhaps a sprinkle or shower in the afternoon in a few spots...very similar to what we dealt with last week on multiple days.

Wednesday will be similar, but a notch milder, than Tuesday as highs get to 50 in most spots.  Outside of the coastal threat on Friday, a general warming trend does start to show up for the balance of the week as temperatures warm through the 50's on Wednesday and Saturday, with 60 looming for next Sunday.