Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 13th, 2013 Forecast

After a stormy beginning of the weekend, Mother's Day 2013 has been quite the opposite, with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures.  The front part of this upcoming workweek will be cool, but as temperatures rebound, the chance for showers and thunderstorms also increases.  The question is: Will it clear out by next weekend?

Tonight, a cold night is on tap, with even Frost Advisories in effect for the Lehigh Valley and northward.  Skies will be mostly clear, with temperatures in the metro in the lower 40's.  To the south and east in the upper 30's to lower 40's and to the north and west in the mid- to upper 30's.  Winds out of the west at 5 to 10 mph.  For Monday, skies remain mostly clear.  Temperatures will also remain cool, running about 10 degrees below normal.  High's around the city around 60-degrees, in the lower 60's to the south and east, and in the upper 50's to the north and west.  Winds will be breezy, out of the west at 5 to 15 mph.

By Tuesday, high temperatures return to the mid-60's under mostly sunny skies.  Wednesday, temperatures return to normal.  Most of the day will be partly sunny, but by evening, we'll see clouds increase and the chance for showers and maybe a thunderstorm.  Thursday will remain mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs jump into the lower 80's.  By Friday, we'll start out with the unsettled weather, with mostly cloudy skies and the threat for showers.  By the afternoon, however, skies will start to clear.  Highs on Friday remain in the lower 80's.  We get the shower activity out of here just in time for the weekend, with partly sunny skies on Saturday and Sunday with temperatures in the upper 70's to near 80-degrees.