Today, we are off to the city of Brotherly Love. Do you think the weather will also be lovely?
At 354PM, ET, Philadelphia was reporting mostly cloudy skies and a temperature of 82 degrees. A weak area of vorticity spinning at the base of an upper level trough was rotating through the Great Lakes. Some mid level moisture was being drawn northwest through Philly, but at the moment, any rain associated with the precipitation was found well west of Delaware Bay.
As the surface system continues to organize this afternoon and overnight, an active boundary will tap into the moisture being drawn ashore, and some showers and storms will move into the area early tomorrow morning. The surface low is shifting more to the north than the east, which will cause the boundary to stall across eastern Pennsylvania. Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected tomorrow. Heavy rain is expected in the early morning on Wednesday as the boundary moves through town. The fortunate thing is that the overnight frontal passage will mitigate the severe threat, though an isolated hail storm is possible on Tuesday afternoon. Cooler temperatures with a lingering chance of drizzle are expected on Wednesday.
Tomorrow – Thunderstroms likely, High 79, Low 68
Wednesday – Heavy rain, with some clearing but still overcast, High 80, Low 68
TWC: Tomorrow – T-Storms High 76, Low 71
Wednesday – AM T-Storms High 84, Low 72
AW: Tomorrow – Rain, some heavy, and a t-storm; not as warm; watch for flooding on streets and poor drainage areas High 79, Low 70
Wednesday – A passing shower or two; cloudy in the morning,70 then times of sun and clouds in the afternoon High 83, Low 70
NWS: Tomorrow – Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm High 80, Low 68
Wednesday – A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, High 82, Low 70
WB: Tomorrow – Numerous showers in the morning…then widespread showers with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 77, Low 68
Wednesday – Cloudy with showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning…then partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 84, Low 69
WN: Tomorrow – Cloudy with Scattered Light Showers High 81, Low 70
Wednesday – Mostly Cloudy with Heavy Showers High 82, Low 70
Looks like we are in a bit of shower activity for the Philadelphia area athis week. I could see them get a couple inches, if things break just right. Satellite looks intimidating, but all the rain is along and west of the Appalachians.