Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May 23rd, 2013 Forecast

The threat of thunderstorms is on the increase over the next 24-36 hours as a cold front begins to approach our region. This, combined with the influence of Atlantic moisture, will lead to a rather thundery Thursday afternoon with the potential of some heavy rainfall and perhaps very gusty winds in some of the stronger thunderstorms that do develop.  The potential exists for isolated two inch rainfall amounts from the heaviest thunderstorms in parts of the Delaware Valley, with the key word in that being isolated (not everyone will get two inches of rain tomorrow...but the heaviest of storms in the most frequent of spots could produce that level of rain).

The region stays warm this evening, with temperatures dropping only into the upper 60's in most locations, with the city potentially staying above 70 overnight.  Isolated to scattered thunderstorms this evening will fizzle with the setting sun but a second chance of thunder is in the forecast for late tonight.

Thursday features a more widespread chance for thunderstorms, with the lion's share of activity in the afternoon and evening.  Isolated heavy rainfall and isolated gusty winds will accompany some of the stronger thunderstorms.  Humidity remains but temperatures don't get quite as warm as they did today -- we probably top out around 80 in the city, with 70's at the Shore.