Wednesday was very humid as well as providing some much needed rain as a cold front pushed through; at Philly Airport the high reached 82 after a morning low of 75(our average high is 72!). 0.27″ fell at the airport, but to the north and west over an inch of rain fell and there’s still plenty more in store for the next 96 hours.
Overnight will be overcast with even some patchy fog; lows will range from the upper 40s north to the upper 50s in Center City. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with light to moderate showers along the coast with a gusty northeasterly wind and highs in the lower 60s. Thursday evening rain will push northward as that stalled out front as well as Joaquin(a major hurricane, but still hundreds of miles away) with pump up plenty of moisture. The same thing goes for Friday with heavy rain(1-2″) and highs will remain around 60 through the first part of the weekend.
On Sunday we’ll be in the upper 60s, but the wind will pick up to at least tropical storm force due to the strong pressure gradient between high pressure to the north and Joaquin. This can lead to coastal flooding and beach erosion; as for Joaquin itself there’s model guidance that takes the center of the storm toward the Carolinas for landfall. Regardless there will still be
PLENTY OF HEAVY RAIN in upwards of over 8 inches.
For now enjoy your night, but don’t forget to follow updates on my Twitter account(@scott_derek) as well as check my 7-day forecast(& follow the animated radar) ANY TIME at www.scottderekwx.com.