High pressure is providing us with some nice weather on this beautiful Friday. However, it is rather cool, especially in most areas outside the larger cities.
Despite this cool start, the day will turn out fairly sunny and nice, with most temperatures in the mid or upper 70s this afternoon.
The overall setup for both Thursday and Friday is growing more and more complicated, since an old front will be at a virtual standstill near the mid-Atlantic coast.
As many eyes along the East Coast remain focused on “Arthur” Thursday, (especially in the Southeast), there will be a few showers and thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic states and the Northeast which may result in flash flooding.
A heat advisory will be in effect today from noon until 7 p.m. — strong thunderstorms through tomorrow night can produce torrential rain and ” Arthur” will bring some ought surf and strong rip currents to the Atlantic Beaches through the Independence Day Holiday.
The weather will be giving us a ‘temporary break’ today, although when a couple of showers return late tonight and last into tomorrow.
It appears the rest of the day will be dry, although it may take a couple of hours for the clouds to break for some sunshine.
Current upper air pattern has the base of the system that brought showers and thunderstorms across eastern Pennsylvania and New York yesterday into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has placed the area in its slight risk category for severe weather today.
Back edge of rain moving across area now and there is some clearing not far to west, so drying things out and sunnying it up a bit for the afternoon forecast.
Yesterday’s clouds and fog did manage to break for limited sunshine, but not enough to warm things up as much as we had anticipated.
Temperatures were mostly in the upper 70s near the bay yesterday (including 78 at the Science Center), but most places away from it soared into the lower and middle 80s.