Thursday, June 27, 2013

June 28th Forecast

Another day near 90-degrees and another day with severe thunderstorms.  This time, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the region under a Tornado Watch, citing more of a chance of spin-up tornados in a few discrete thunderstorms.  Definitely an evening to keep an eye to the sky.  It's important to mention that these storms are traveling contrary to what we're used to, with a general motion to the north-northwest.  We'll have to wait for the official number from the airport, but many places, including Philadelphia, may not have extended the heat wave into Day 4.

Throughout the forecast, you'll notice one continuing trend.  Showers and a few severe thunderstorms are possible this evening.  Thankfully, the increased coverage in the rain will keep lows slightly cooler than they have been.  Low temperatures around the area will be in the upper 60's to lower 70's, with mid-60's further to the north and west.  Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph, but of course stronger in some stronger storms.  Tomorrow, much of the same.  Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly earlier in the day, with some clearing late in the day.  Tomorrow will be a bit cooler as well, with high only in the mid- to upper 80's.  Winds will be westerly at 5 to 15 mph.

For Saturday, more afternoon storms are possible with highs in the upper 80's.  Storm coverage shouldn't be as bad as Friday, so there could be some peeks of sunshine.  Sunday will feature some showers and thunderstorms throughout the day.  The precipitation should help keep high temperatures down in the mid-80's.  For the start of the next workweek, more unsettled weather with showers and thunderstorms possible.  By Tuesday and Wednesday, we're starting to sound like a broken record, with scattered storms possible each day with highs in the upper 80's and lows around 70-degrees.  For Independence Day, more isolated storms and partly sunny skies that hopefully won't put a damper on the late-night fireworks.