Saturday, August 03, 2013

August 4th, 2013 Forecast

A few lingering showers and storms will be around this evening as the frontal boundary responsible for this morning's shower activity slides to the south. The front will not stall, unlikely last Sunday, and any lingering storms will scoot along and move out as the evening progresses. A strong storm is possible with gusty winds and heavy rain but we not see anything on the order of what was produced last Sunday or last Thursday around here.

After midnight, skies generally clear off a bit and some valley fog can't be ruled out towards daybreak. Lows around the region will drop into the upper 50's northwest to the 60's elsewhere.

Sunday brings a refreshing northwest breeze into the region as lower humidity works in on the heels of today's front. Dew points will drop below 50 north of the city and it will feel like late August or even early September around the area as temperatures struggle to reach 80 degrees by day's end in Philadelphia. It might not even hit 80 north of the city.  South will be a bit milder -- low to mid 80's, but everyone gets in on the breezes at 12-18, perhaps gusting over 25 -- miles per hour.

Monday will arguably be the nicest day around here in the upcoming bunch -- highs perhaps not even hitting 80 in Philadelphia with a healthy dose of sunshine. Clouds increase later on Tuesday as a warm front approaches the region, with showers and storms potentially in the forecast for Wednesday through Friday as we try to warm up a bit as well.  Thursday could be the warmest day of the upcoming stretch.