Friday, October 04, 2013

October 5th, 2013 Forecast

Another mild night to tap for the region, but the big change comes with the change of showers and a few storms, especially to the north and west.  These are mostly in the western part of the state but a few could pop up across the Lehigh Valley and Poconos.  Lows this evening will drop into the lower to mid-60's over much of the area with a few locales falling into the upper 50's.  Winds will be fairly light and variable tonight as well.  Tomorrow, another clear and unseasonably warm weekend starts out with partly sunny skies for Saturday.  High will be in the lower to mid-80's with winds out of the northwest at around 5 mph.

A majority of Sunday looks okay as well.  If you have any outdoor plans this weekend, you should worry about them.  We'll start to see some of the precipitation move into the area late Sunday night.  Highs again on Sunday looking very similar to Saturday, into the lower 80's.  By Monday, we're possibly looking at a one-two punch of precipitation.  There is an incoming cold front that has some moisture associated with it.  We're also looking into the continuing possibility of the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen.  Either way, Monday and Tuesday are looking soggy, with showers heavy at times and temperatures in the mid- to upper 70's for highs and upper 50's to lower 60's for lows.  Total rainfall forecasts are between 2" and 2.5" for the entire event, over two days.

By Wednesday, after the front has passed and Karen moves off, we'll be left with clearing skies and temperatures more reminiscent of this season.  Highs on Wednesday are forecasted in the lower 70's with partly sunny skies.  Thursday will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70's and lows in the mid-50's.  The start of next weekend looks like a gem, with sun and a few clouds and highs in the lower 70's.