Saturday, August 17, 2013

August 18th, 2013 Forecast

A disturbance is spreading clouds into our region today -- will spread some showers into the region tonight and for the first half of tomorrow.  It will also bring a slightly cooler day to the Delaware Valley than what we've seen the past couple of days as temperatures will be about five degrees cooler in the city tomorrow afternoon as well.

The best chance of showers over the next 24 hours is south and east of the New Jersey Turnpike and south of the C & D Canal in Delaware, with the potential for a half inch or more of rain in Sussex County in Delaware, as well as at Cape May.  Those first showers will be around tonight to our south, gradually easing up along the coast through the morning tomorrow, but with the steadiest showers to our south.

Lows tonight will drop into the 60's, a bit milder than past nights outside of the city, thanks to the presence of clouds around.

Highs tomorrow will be in the mid 70's, perhaps warmest north of the city where some sun may try to pop through the clouds.  Winds both tonight and tomorrow will be from the east, a bit breezy at the Shore tomorrow where winds could gust to 20 mph, but nothing that one can't handle.

Monday brings another chance of showers as one last piece of energy rides northeast along that frontal zone to our south.  Once that moves out, temperatures will warm for Tuesday through Friday, with the prospect of at least one 90 degree day looming before the end of next week.