Monday was a chilly yet dry day with a northeasterly flow and the wedge of cold air across the region despite high pressure on top of us; after a seasonable morning low of 36 we reached a high of 46 at Philly Airport(average high is 50). There were a few light showers to the south and east in the afternoon as a warm front tries to progress northward overnight; there will be showers continuing and there’s a chance of some freezing rain to the north and west before daybreak with temperatures around the freezing mark. Elsewhere will be in the middle to upper 40s as temps rise with the warm front passage.
Tuesday will be milder with highs in the lower to middle 50s with on-and-off showers as the warm front progresses northward; temps will hold in the 40s just north of New York City where the front will hang up unfortunately, but they will continue to rise into Tuesday evening as the warm air encompasses the entire region. There may be some fog too as showers end, but with still plenty of moisture around.
Wednesday will be the greatest rain chance with up to 1″ falling ahead of a cold front; temps will reach 60 or better, but pretty much be a washout. We clear out by Thursday morning and highs will be around 50 with a westerly flow; Friday stays around 50 as well, but with more clouds in the afternoon as a short wave will push to the north(but we stay dry). Saturday also is in the lower 50s as well as Sunday with a weak front providing some clouds overnight into Monday; Behind the front will provide a northerly wind, but highs still remain in the seasonable lower 50s.
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.