Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Slow Ooze Of Increased Humidity, Now With Shower Chances

After two days of meteorological perfection, the pattern will take a turn towards humidity and stormy. Today marks that transition as a humidity front approaches the region from the southwest. A disturbance riding along that humidity front will produce a chance of scattered showers around the region.  The best chances for those showers will generally reside to our south and southwest through the midday hours before that shower chance may push north and northeast through the Philly metro later on today.   None of the shower activity looks overly robust and shouldn't be a huge deal -- the threat for heavier rains and perhaps some localized flooding exists later on this week.

Temperatures will be similar to what we experienced the past couple of days -- highs around 80, 70's at the Shore. If shower activity gets into Philadelphia a bit sooner and clouds hold serve much of the day, we could avoid 80 again this afternoon.

Humidity will be on a noted increase tonight and tomorrow as this boundary lifts northeast, with a shot of heavy rain and thunder in the offing on Wednesday afternoon and night with the first of two disturbances tracking around an upper trough in the Great Lakes to bring us a shot at soaking rainfall.