Weather Forecast Discussion

Heavy, gusty thunderstorms today

Warm weekend with a thunderstorm or two

TODAY: Shower/thunder early; some sun with a heavy, gusty PM t-storm. High: 78



TONIGHT: Strong t-storm early; partly cloudy and more comfortable late. Low: 61


TOMORROW: Partly sunny, breezy and pleasant. High: 76 Low: 54


There is a shower and thunderstorm moving through this morning out ahead of an approaching cold front. After these move to the east we will see some sunshine at times with the clouds as we await the next round of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening. High temperatures will top out in the upper 70s this afternoon. That warmth, coupled with an approaching cold front from the northwest, will fuel some showers and gusty thunderstorms that will develop during the afternoon and sweep northwest to southeast across Pennsylvania and then New Jersey through the afternoon and early evening hours. Some of those storms could be on the strong to severe side later Thursday, with flooding downpours, large hail, damaging wind gusts, and perhaps an isolated tornado or two. Far eastern Pennsylvania(along and east of I-476/Northeast Extension) through western and southern New Jersey are in a slight risk for severe thunderstorms on Thursday, and the threat is even higher farther west. An enhanced risk of severe storms extends from western Schuylkill, Berks, and Chester counties points west. Thunderstorms will move away after sunset, and the overnight hours should be drier and quieter.


We still look to be on track for perhaps our first entirely dry Friday of the spring so far, with a partly sunny, breezy, and mild day with highs in the middle and upper 70s behind the cold front. Then comes the all-important holiday weekend forecast, as the Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off the summer season. Ultimately, the weekend forecast features a mix of clouds and sunshine each day with highs that are warmer than average in the low to mid 80s and should be more dry than wet overall. A few fronts may be nearby or actually move through the area, and the exact timing of these fronts will dictate when our best chance for a shower or thunderstorm will be. As of right now, the best chance of a shower and thunderstorm will be late Saturday and Saturday night and again on Monday (with a slight chance early Sunday morning). While that timing can change of course, the current thinking would mean that most of the weekend days would be mainly dry for outdoor activities with afternoon highs in the 80s.


10 Day Forecast

  • Thursday

    78° / 61°
    Shower or T-Storm, esp. PM 60%
  • Friday

    76° / 54°
    Partly Sunny and Breezy 0%
  • Saturday

    80° / 63°
    Shower or T-Storm Late 20%
  • Sunday

    88° / 62°
    Warm and Humid with Some Sun 20%
  • Monday

    83° / 60°
    Humid with Spotty PM T-Storm 40%
  • Tuesday

    86° / 63°
    Warm and Humid; PM T-Storm 30%
  • Wednesday

    89° / 70°
    Clouds and Sun; T-Storm Late 30%
  • Thursday

    85° / 61°
    Variable Clouds with a T-Storm 30%
  • Friday

    79° / 64°
    Some Sun; a Shower or T-Storm 30%
  • Saturday

    76° / 58°
    Partly Cloudy 0%

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Historical Averages

High Low
Current 78°F 61°F
Average 73°F 51°F
Record 95°F May 23, 1925 37°F May 23, 2002

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