Allentown, PA 18102

56°F

Clear Feels like 56°
  • 0 mph
  • 69%
  • 46°
  • 30.36 in
  • 7:20 AM
  • 6:12 PM

TONIGHT

44°F
Mostly Clear

  • 0 mph SSW
  • 0%
  • 6:12 PM
  • Saturday

    77° / 44°
  • Sunday

    76° / 52°
  • Monday

    76° / 60°
  • Tuesday

    70° / 49°
  • Wednesday

    64° / 42°
  • Thursday

    59° / 40°

10 Day Forecast

  • Saturday

    77° / 44°
    Sunny and Warm 0%
  • Sunday

    76° / 52°
    Sun, Few Clouds; Very Warm 0%
  • Monday

    76° / 60°
    Intervals of Clouds and Sun 0%
  • Tuesday

    70° / 49°
    Periods of Rain with a T-Storm 80%
  • Wednesday

    64° / 42°
    Sun and Clouds; Breezy 20%
  • Thursday

    59° / 40°
    Partly Sunny; Breezy and Cool 20%
  • Friday

    63° / 44°
    Partly Sunny 0%
  • Saturday

    65° / 46°
    A Mix of Clouds and Sun 0%
  • Sunday

    58° / 36°
    Mix of Clouds and Sun; Cooler 0%
  • Monday

    56° / 32°
    A Mix of Clouds and Sun 0%
Weather Forecast Discussion

Sunny skies and unseasonable warmth will continue for Sunday

Still tracking a decent shot for rain Tuesday

TONIGHT: Clear to partly cloudy.  Low: 44

SUNDAY: Very warm with sun and a few clouds.  High: 76

SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy.  Low: 52

Well as long as you don’t mind the mid-September feel here in late October, there’s little to complain about weather-wise for the remainder of the weekend. After a cool start this morning with some spots dipping down into the upper 30s, we saw afternoon highs well into the 70s for many locations. This all went along with mostly sunny skies. Another warm day with highs generally in the middle 70s and a fair amount of sunshine can be expected Sunday. Typical high temperatures for this time of the year should only be in the upper 50s to low 60s so we are running a good 10 to 15 degrees above normal. Sunday morning’s low temperatures should be a little warmer compared to Saturday morning’s as we’ll see some slightly warmer air push in on a southerly wind flow. Still, temperatures should generally be in the mid 40s to start Sunday morning.

The annual Orionids meteor shower peaks late tonight, with up to 25 meteors per hour possibly visible, radiating from near the constellation Orion in the late night sky. Clear to partly cloudy skies are forecast, which should make for good viewing conditions, but you’ll have to stay up late or get up very early, as the best viewing time is just before dawn.

A large area of high pressure that has been anchored along the eastern seaboard the last several days will continue to control our weather through Monday. The high will slowly push off the coast through Monday so with a clockwise flow of air around it, our wind flow will come from the south. This southerly wind flow will keep high temperatures well above normal through Monday and overnight lows will also be turning mild. We should just see a bit more in the way of cloud cover for Monday thanks to a vigorous cold front to our west slowly moving eastward and getting closer to the area.

Tuesday will feature changes in our weather pattern as the aforementioned cold front slowly slides from west to east through Pennsylvania and then New Jersey. Out ahead of it, clouds and breezes will increase, with periods of rain expected and perhaps even a thunderstorm or two. We are not anticipating any severe weather at this time but some heavy downpours are possible as some tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico may ride up the east coast right out ahead of the cold front. Given that the Fall is off to a dry start and rainfall deficits since September 1 are running around two inches, some rain would actually be welcome and beneficial. As of now it appears rainfall totals will be on the order of a third of an inch to as much as an inch and a quarter but there could be some isolated higher amounts. This would help put a little bit of a dent in that rainfall deficit. If the rain comes down hard enough, some low-lying and poor drainage area flooding may be possible.

Cooler temperatures should arrive in the wake of our cold front, with high temperatures later next week returning closer to seasonable levels…50s and 60s. The shot of cooler air however does not look as impressive as it once did, and also looks rather short-lived, like most cool intrusions so far this Fall. An upper level trough will build across the region Wednesday and Thursday helping to usher in the cooler air. The upper level trough may also help lead to a brief shower popping up for the afternoon both Wednesday and Thursday; otherwise, look for a mix of sun and clouds with some breezy conditions both days. The upper level trough then looks to lift out by the end of the week into next weekend as a ridge re-develops on the eastern seaboard. Our wind flow looks to turn back out of the south with high pressure once again anchoring itself off the east coast. This would allow temperatures to moderate as we near Halloween and wrap up what will go down as a very warm October with another warming trend. Through the first 20 days of October, temperatures for the month as a whole are running 8.5 degrees warmer than average, a meteorologically impressive departure that has us on track towards one of the warmest Octobers on record. Of course, there are 10 days left in the month, so things can still change.


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56°F

Clear Feels like 56°
  • 0 mph
  • 87%
  • 52°
  • 30.35 in
  • 7:21 AM
  • 6:14 PM

TONIGHT

45°F
Partly Cloudy

  • 0 mph SSW
  • 0%
  • 6:14 PM
  • Saturday

    78° / 45°
  • Sunday

    77° / 53°
  • Monday

    77° / 61°
  • Tuesday

    71° / 50°
  • Wednesday

    65° / 43°
  • Thursday

    60° / 41°

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High Low
Current 77°F 44°F
Average 61°F 39°F
Record 86°F October 21, 1920 23°F October 21, 1972

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