Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Falling Temps, Perhaps Falling Flakes Late

Philly's picked up over an inch and a half of rain so far from the storm -- nearly an inch of it since Midnight, with more rain pushing northeast up I-95 as the storm system continues to organize. Flood advisories are out for a good chunk of the Delaware Valley this morning and the Christina River in Delaware, one of the "usual suspect" streams, has a flood warning out as well. Rainfall totals generally range from three-quarters to two inches through the region, with the potential for another inch of rain to fall through the morning hours.

I do think there will be a lull in rain later on as this first shot moves out before a second shot moves in later.

Starting the day with a wide variety of temperatures -- 30's and 40's in our western and northernmost parts of town, with 60's for the city and east. Wild, wacky, and wet weather will continue as the theme of today...but with temperatures falling for the Philly metro and points east and southeast as the front pushes through.

A second shot of precipitation is also likely to push northeast -- this is trailing energy that's in association with the storm system and will push on through with showers this afternoon. Those showers will transition from rain to snow...or simply fall as snow in the higher elevations...across areas north and west of the city. We might even see some snowflakes in the city but no accumulations would be expected. Any accumulations are likely confined to the Poconos, where an inch or so can't be ruled out.

Falling temperatures for many, however, should be expected. Temperatures will drop for Jersey and Delaware from those relatively mild beginnings to the 30's and 40's by dinner, with west and northwest winds picking up and increasing in gusts to over 30 miles per hour tonight to help draw that chill back east.

Our wild ride of weather from a temperature standpoint sends us down through the 40's and into the 30's for many of us by 5 PM. The exception to that will be at the Shore, which probably hangs in the lower and mid 40's through dinner before cold air finally "wins" enough to drop temperatures.