Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 14th, 2013 Forecast

After the first round of precipitation this morning, we're still on tap for some pop-up thunderstorms that could be strong this afternoon.  Areas basically south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike received more severe weather than areas to the north, but basically a quick shot of .25 to an inch of rain fall over the area as the squall ling move through.  Reports from Delaware County and Chester County of buildings struck by lightning.  In Cecil County, MD, a person was struck by lightning.  About 20 reports of hail, lightning and damage from across the region are being reported as of 1 PM by the National Weather Service.  Luckily, the weather look much better for the weekend.  The good news is the Flood Watch has been canceled.

This evening, still a chance of showers and a pop-up thunderstorm.  The Storm Prediction Center shifted the severe threat to our south, but any thunderstorm could still contain small hail and brief, gusty winds.  Lows tonight generally hover around the 60-degree mark, with areas to the north and west into the upper 50's.  Winds will shift out of the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.  Tomorrow, showers could linger into the morning hours, before finally tapering off in the early afternoon.  Friday will not be a total washout, with partly cloudy skies by the evening.  Highs tomorrow will range from the lower 70's to the north and west to the mid-70's in the metro and to the south and east.  Winds slightly more breezy from the north at 5 to 15 mph.

After the wet week we've had, this weekend looks picture perfect.  Saturday, skies will be mostly sunny with just a few high clouds and very comfortable temperatures in the lower 80's.  Sunday will be dry throughout the daylight hours with partly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 30's.  Towards the evening hours, a few showers could develop, but nothing severe and these pop-up showers will be fast movers.  Our next chance of significant showers and thunderstorm will come Monday and Tuesday, with scattered precipitation throughout the day.  Highs both days will jump into the mid-80's.  Wednesday will act as a transition day, with clearing skies and temperatures still in the mid-80's.  Thursday, temperatures down a little with both sun and clouds.