Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Storms Mainly North, Seabreeze Comes In


As we approach 6 PM around town, there are a few thunderstorms passing to our north in association with the disturbance we talked about a fair bit today.  Across our eastern suburbs, a seabreeze front is pushing in from and bringing an east breeze in association with it.  Temperatures at Trenton dropped from 82 to 73 between 4 and 5 PM and have dropped into the 50's at Belmar late this afternoon.

Philadelphia did top out at 89 degrees today, a record high for the date.  Records were also set in Allentown, Atlantic City, Reading, Trenton, and Wilmington...in Wilmington's case, they got the first 'official' 90 of the year in.

The thunder threat this evening really resides to the north of the city, mainly north of the PA Turnpike but with a better risk for thunderstorms north of a Reading to Trenton line.  We're not really close enough in the city itself to be impacted by thunderstorms this evening -- there are storms back in Ohio that will push east through the night, with some of those perhaps clipping parts of the region...but again, main threat will be north of the city.

We're still under a slight risk for severe weather but the main threat with thunderstorms is predominately wind and not so much from hail although some hail is definitely possible in any of the really strong storms..  Severe warnings have been issued for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area and places mostly north of I-80 within the past couple of hours and it's possible a few morning severe warnings get issued.

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