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Allentown, PA 18102

69°F

Clear Feels like 69°
  • 3 mph NW
  • 81%
  • 63°
  • 29.91 in
  • 6:47 AM
  • 7:02 PM

TONIGHT

62°F
Mostly Cloudy

  • 5 mph N
  • 0%
  • 7:02 PM
  • Tuesday

    82° / 63°
  • Wednesday

    82° / 62°
  • Thursday

    85° / 58°
  • Friday

    83° / 56°
  • Saturday

    85° / 61°
  • Sunday

    88° / 63°

10 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday

    82° / 63°
    Clouds, Some Sun, a Shower 40%
  • Wednesday

    82° / 62°
    Turning Out Partly Sunny; Warm 0%
  • Thursday

    85° / 58°
    Warm; Sun and Patchy Clouds 0%
  • Friday

    83° / 56°
    Warm; Sunny to Partly Cloudy 0%
  • Saturday

    85° / 61°
    Mostly Sunny and Quite Warm 0%
  • Sunday

    88° / 63°
    Very Warm with Plenty of Sun 0%
  • Monday

    87° / 62°
    Warm; Sunny to Partly Cloudy 0%
  • Tuesday

    84° / 60°
    Times of Clouds and Sun; Warm 20%
  • Wednesday

    78° / 59°
    Clouds and Sun with a Shower 30%
  • Thursday

    76° / 54°
    Periods of Clouds and Sun 0%
Weather Forecast Discussion

Dry, summer-like pattern develops in the wake of Jose

Eyes on Maria as hurricane moves through Caribbean

TONIGHT: A stray shower early; otherwise, sticky with patchy clouds. Low: 63  

WEDNESDAY: Warm and rather humid as skies turn partly sunny. High: 82

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear to partly cloudy. Low: 62

With Jose staying even farther offshore than expected, it created an extreme difference in weather conditions across the viewing area on Tuesday. From mostly sunny skies to the west to overcast skies with some rain in far eastern locations closer to the shore. Winds also varied in a similar fashion on Tuesday from a light breeze to the west to gusts around 30 miles per hour along the coast. Temperatures and dew points were rather consistent on Tuesday though with dew points in the mid-60s and daytime highs near 80 degrees.

Brisk breezes and a stray shower, with heavier rain east, will linger into the evening hours. However, our Tuesday night looks mostly dry, as does the forecast for the rest of the week as Jose pulls farther away from the area. Jose may very well linger over the waters south and east of New England right through the weekend, but the weakening storm should be far enough removed to have no further impacts on our weather. Otherwise, look for patchy clouds overnight with sticky conditions as dew points remain in the 60s.

Jose's departure will allow a large area of high pressure to build in for the rest of the week and remain overhead through the weekend. That high will ensure partly to mostly sunny skies each day with perhaps a little fog to burn off each morning, especially later this week. Temperatures will remain well above average through the first weekend of fall, generally in the low to mid 80s. While that’s short of record warm territory, which is in the low 90s, it is well above our average high of the low 70s for the start of autumn. The next chance of rain may not arrive until the middle of next week in the form of a scattered shower or thunderstorm.

In the tropics, Jose is still expected to bring Cape Cod the wettest and windiest weather as it turns northeast and spins over the offshore waters through the end of the week. While Jose largely spared most of the East Coast, the same cannot be said about Hurricane Maria and the northeast Caribbean. Hurricane Maria is a powerful Category 5 hurricane with 160 mile-per-hour winds as of early Tuesday, making landfall on the small island of Dominica Monday night. The dangerous storm will turn northwest towards Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Puerto Rico could sustain a direct hit from a Category 4 or 5 hurricane.

Maria’s fate beyond Puerto Rico is still unclear, as the storm is expected to remain an intense hurricane as it turns northwest later this week, likely tracking just east of the Bahamas. While there is a potential for the East Coast of the United States to see some sort of impact from Maria, the possibility of a recurve out to sea is also on the table as well. While we hope for the latter, it’s too soon to say what the end game for Maria will be, so we’ll wait until later this week when the steering patterns become more certain before making a projection.


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Hurricane Info

Tropical Storm Jose

  • 37.9N, 70.8W
  • 60KT
  • 8KT
  • 973MB
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Reading, PA 19605

71°F

Feels like 71°
  • 7 mph N
  • 84%
  • 66°
  • 29.91 in
  • 6:49 AM
  • 7:03 PM

TONIGHT

63°F

  • 5 mph NNW
  • 0%
  • 7:03 PM
  • Tuesday

    83° / 64°
  • Wednesday

    83° / 63°
  • Thursday

    86° / 59°
  • Friday

    84° / 57°
  • Saturday

    86° / 62°
  • Sunday

    89° / 64°

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Historical Averages

High Low
Current 82°F 63°F
Average 73°F 51°F
Record 95°F September 20, 1914 37°F September 20, 1993

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