WEATHER BLOG: Calm After The Storm
There were no reports of severe weather in New York or New Jersey Friday. There were also no hail reports any farther north than Virginia. The closest reports of severe weather to Philadelphia in Pa. was in York County at about 5 p.m. Friday with winds blowing the roof off a home. There were also scattered reports of wind damage with trees snapped/down and large branches down around Harrisburg in Cumberland County. There were about 10-15 scattered reports of wind damage in central Pennsylvania. There was a tornado reported near Ligonier in Westmoreland County at about 5 p.m. Friday. There were also about 10-15 reports of wind damage from south-central Pennsylvania across Maryland and into the Washington, D.C. area. And last, but not least, there was a tornado reported by a tower observer at Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) at about 7:15 p.m.
Obviously the warm front being to the south with easterly stable flow and timing played a large role in keeping the severe weather reports far to the south and west of Philadelphia and New York City late Friday evening, but there have been localized flood warnings in these areas (in addition to areas farther south and west Friday).
As we move forward to Saturday the storm center itself that has resulted in the unsettled and wet weather is now centered up near Georgian Bay, but its cold front is sweeping eastward and westerly flow will kick in with dry weather and some sunshine is expected. With the westerly flow and returning sunshine, temperatures will be comfortable and dew points will be dropping down for a comfortable feel, and the breeze will be noticeable with the 8-16 mph range with a few gusts to 20-25 mph. With no more than patchy clouds, low dew points and lighter winds Saturday, we will have a cooler night.