The clouds broke much earlier, and much more than expected Tuesday. That’s why temperatures got so high. We topped out at 66 degrees Tuesday afternoon, while Philly was only at 51 degrees with those clouds hanging tough. Since the warm air is here, it’s going to stay until a very strong cold front comes through Wednesday.
It will be a windy, more cloudy day as that front gets closer. There could even be a few showers early in the day before the front comes through with high winds, heavy rain, and the potential for severe thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has even put us in a slight risk area for severe weather Wednesday. This front will be trucking through here, and get out of here Thursday. However, reality returns for the second half of the week behind that front.
Temperatures will drop through 40s Thursday afternoon with gusty northwest winds. Then, temperatures will keep on falling – only topping out in the 30s Friday and Saturday. When we settle into this colder weather pattern, it will usher a few Clipper storms through the Northeast Friday into next week. There is the chance for some light snow or snow showers with that first Clipper Friday, then possibly again over the weekend.