Weather Forecast Discussion

Unseasonably chilly and breezy today with a few showers expected and perhaps even a snow shower

Bit warmer tomorrow before things turn cool again

TODAY: Mostly cloudy, breezy, and chilly with a shower in places. A snow shower possible to the north and west. High: 48

TONIGHT: A rain or snow shower early; otherwise, turning out partly cloudy, brisk and cold. Low: 33

WEDNESDAY: Sunshine, some clouds, and milder. A bit of rain late at night. High: 58 Low: 45

After Monday morning’s heavy rain, flooding, and strong winds, our weather is shaping up to be much quieter for the remainder of the week. Having said that, we shouldn’t expect any big warm-ups anytime soon with temperatures staying below normal. We will also see some additional rain chances, although nothing anywhere near as heavy as what we dealt with on Monday.

Our Tuesday morning got off to a chilly start with low temperatures for many down into the mid and upper 30s. With a west breeze on occasion gusting just over 20 miles-per-hour, at times there were wind chill values down into the upper 20s. We had mostly cloudy skies and there were even a few reports of a flurry or snow shower but nothing that provided any real accumulation or travel issues.

Working through the remainder of our Tuesday, it won’t exactly be the most pleasant of days. A large upper-level trough of low pressure centered across the Northeast will ensure that some unseasonably chilly air moves across the region. As pieces of energy rotate through this upper-level trough, the combination of them with surface low pressure across Ontario Canada and Great Lakes moisture will help to spark scattered rain and even snow showers, especially later this afternoon. The best chance for any snow showers will be across the Poconos, Schuylkill County, and northwestern New Jersey. Little or no snow accumulation is expected however. With cold air aloft, instability will certainly lead to a fair amount of clouds bubbling up as well, so expect mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures today will likely only reach the upper 40s at best. With west winds occasionally gusting around 20 miles-per-hour, it will feel like it’s in the upper 30s to low 40s. A few rain or snow showers may linger this evening and early on tonight, but expect a lot of the activity to fall apart once the sun goes down. Skies may clear a little, and the breeze should back down slightly. With cold air continuing to build in from our north and west, low temperatures should fall into the low 30s for many. You will definitely need a heavy coat on as you make your way to work and school first thing Wednesday morning.

Wednesday will feature a brief return to some milder afternoon high temperatures, although it won’t be anything too warm. Typical high temperatures now should be in the low 60s, but we’re likely looking at upper 50s. At least that’s about 10 degrees warmer compared to Tuesday. As a broad upper-level trough of low pressure slowly exits to our north, some slight ridging of the jet stream will briefly return leading to a fairly sunny day. These fair skies will be short lived as a fast moving clipper low pressure system approaches from the Midwest and slides across the region Wednesday night into Thursday. Look for clouds to increase with rain showers overspreading much of the area from late Wednesday night into much of Thursday. This rain shouldn’t be anywhere near as heavy as Monday morning’s rain, with totals looking to be only on the order of two tenths of an inch to maybe as high as a half inch. High temperatures Thursday will fall back into the mid 50s with breezes becoming gusty late in the day as the aforementioned clipper system moves away to our northeast. With colder air building back in on a northwest wind flow behind this feature, it’s possible some lingering moisture could allow for rain showers changing to some snow showers, mainly across the Poconos and northwestern New Jersey, late Thursday. Gusty northwest winds are expected Friday and this northwest wind flow will bring a reinforcing shot of unseasonably cool air back into the area. High temperatures are only expected to top out in the low to a few mid 50s under variably cloudy skies and perhaps a spotty rain shower or even snow shower in the Poconos.

The weekend continues to look quiet with slightly warmer temperatures although once again nothing too warm. High pressure will slowly build in from our west leading to a fair amount of sunshine. Breezes should slowly subside as the high pressure system gets closer, but with the high pressure system centered to our west, the clockwise flow of air around it will lead to a north wind for us. This is what helps to keep our temperatures from really taking off. Look for highs Saturday to only get a touch warmer compared to Friday…generally mid to a few upper 50s. Sunday should be a little bit closer to normal with low 60s expected. High pressure should continue to keep things dry and sunny into the start of next week as it slowly builds atop the region. High temperatures should continue to slowly moderate next Monday with low to a few mid 60s expected. Have a great and safe rest of the week!

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Current 67°F 36°F
Average 63°F 40°F
Record 92°F April 22, 1985 28°F April 22, 1981