Off to northeastern Pennsylvania, where as of about right now, the heat is breaking. So that’s good news.
At 452PM, ET, Scranton was reporting thunderstorms and a temperature of 73 degrees. The initial line of thunderstorms associated with a push of more tolerable air is sitting mostly to the southeast of Scranton, while some additional thunderstorm activity is being seen to the west around Williamsport. The trough involved with the generation of these storms isn’t carrying much cold air, but it is providing a little bit of destabilization.
The instability will persist through the mid Atlantic and southern New England for a couple of days. The lack of a cap over the still hot and humid air will lead to an active radar for the rest of the work week. The elevation in the area will aid in the more localized development of thunderstorms. It won’t be a pair of days with all day thunderstorms, as the heat will be a vital component to their genesis. That said, it certainly will not be nearly as warm in Pennsylvania. There is some model indication for more persistent rain on Friday thanks to a surface trough, but I’m not quite buying it.
Tomorrow – Scattered thunderstorms, High 88, Low 65
Friday – Occasional thunderstorms and rain, High 76, Low 65
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 87, Low 67
Friday – Scattered T-Storms High 70, Low 64
AW: Tomorrow – Intervals of clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm in the area High 86, Low 66
Friday – Cooler with rain at times High 73, Low 64
NWS: Tomorrow – A slight chance of showers after 8am. Partly sunny High 87, Low 66
Friday – A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy High 71, Low 63
WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. High 86, Low 66
Friday – Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. High 78, Low 58
Weatherbug agrees with me! The forecast is for an area of low pressure at the surface with little upper level support. I just don’t for see it causing the low level moisture needed to keep temperatures down that far on Friday. Here is the present rainy radar.