Saturday, August 31, 2013

Forecast for Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tonight, a few scattered showers and thunderstorms will be impacting the region, particularly North and West of Philadelphia. Any thunderstorm could contain heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and gusty winds. Otherwise, some fog may develop overnight into early Sunday Morning.

A cold front will continue to slowly move closer to the region on Sunday and move through our region late Monday into Tuesday. As the front gets closer to the region, the thunderstorm chances should increase with more widespread coverage expected. A few rounds of heavy rainfall appear likely and flash flooding is once again a concern. Many climate locations are in the midst of their wettest summer on record or now have this summer ranking in the top 10 wettest summer category. As a result, the ground is pretty much saturated and any additional rainfall will quickly runoff and likely flood poor drainage areas and flashier creeks and streams. A few gusty thunderstorms are also not out of the question.

More comfortable weather will move in for the middle part of the week. Mostly sunny skies and low humidity are expected as high pressure settles in. Another cold front could bring some clouds Thursday Night into Friday. Eventually, a few showers might have to be added to the forecast. Another chance for a few showers exists for the weekend.