Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Bit Milder & Less Murky

Yesterday's gloom and relative "doom" sky will not be quite as gloomy or murky today. We should get a bit of a southwest flow aloft and at the surface, which didn't quite materialize yesterday thanks to a weak surface flow off of the ocean that trapped low clouds in place. The result is that we should see that sunshine that didn't quite happen yesterday and temperatures should respond, with a warmer afternoon in place than what we experienced yesterday.

A weak frontal boundary lurks across the region, acting as a highway for a low pressure center to push northeast this afternoon and tonight with a shield of rainfall. That rain will fall in a higher quantity to our northwest and north, with over a half inch expected in Central Pennsylvania. Locally, lesser amounts of rain should fall tonight.

Highs by day's end should get into the mid 70's in most places, a bit cooler at the Shore thanks to the winds remaining out of the south. We could see 75 or so if we get into sunshine fast enough in the city but as of now think we fall a degree or two shy of that.