Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 14th, 2013 Forecast

Soaking showers and storms have fired across parts of the region this afternoon, all lifting north-northeast as humid air continues to ooze in.  Dew points in the 70's are making this afternoon rather atrocious from a humidity standpoint.  It's going to be a warm, muggy night through the region as well as we prepare to enter the throes of a prolonged stretch of hot and humid weather in the Delaware Valley.

Tonight's lows drop into the upper 60's north to the mid 70's in the city with shower activity diminishing overnight.  Any shower or storm could produce localized downpours in your neighborhood as they move through.  The good news is that everything's moving along at a decent clip so soakers won't sit in one spot.  There could be some fog or low clouds late tonight as well in parts of the region.

Sunday will feature a shower or storm around in spots with clouds giving way to sunshine, much like today did. However, it will be a bit warmer than yesterday as temperatures flirt with 90 in many spots. If we don't hit 90, we'll come very close.

The combination of heat and humidity will probably push heat index values close to 100 degrees on Monday to perhaps Thursday afternoons.  Storm chances, while they do exist each afternoon, will be minimal as high pressure aloft caps the atmosphere to a large extent.