Temperatures across the region today managed to get into the lower 80's, so it was quite warm but nice! We can thank a pesky ridge that has been parked over the region over the past few days, however, it is showing signs of breaking down, which is allowing for some moisture and cloud cover to infiltrate the region this afternoon. This will cause some increased precipitation chances and slightly cooler temperatures over the next few days. There will also be a low pressure area will eject out from the Rockies and impact regions of the Ohio Valley, further increasing rain chances come Wednesday night and into much of Thursday.
Current temperatures as of 5:15 this evening. Note the decaying ridge in the Southwest with cooler temperatures in areas across the plains associated with the low pressure area in the Rockies. Source: The weather channel.
Models have come into good agreement that there will be two rounds of rain, one Wednesday night and another Thursday afternoon. The timing of the heaviest showers, and perhaps some storms will occur throughout the day on Thursday and into Thursday evening. The first wave of activity looks to impact western regions of the commonwealth as early as Wednesday night and spread east. Not expecting much in the way of QPF amounts, as the activity will be scattered and light in nature. However the second wave could bring some storms and heavier rain to the region on Thursday. At this time, it seems the heaviest rainfall will occur to our west, with flash flooding a real possibility to the folks to the west. Keep it tuned for the latest developments. Expect the heaviest axis of rain to exit the region late Thursday, with some remaining scattered showers into Friday morning and afternoon. Saturday and Sunday look to be clearing out and plenty of sun to go around!
Forecast for tomorrow, heaviest rain to our west with incoming storm system. Source: WPC
So for tonight, expect lows temperatures around 60, and mostly cloudy skies. Highs for your day tomorrow will be just shy of the 80 degree mark, with temperatures in the upper 70's. As increased cloud cover and rain showers approach from the southwest, low temperatures will also be slightly warmer in the lowers 60's. Thursday and Friday will also be even cooler, with highs in the lower 70's. Temperatures will rebound Saturday and Sunday into the upper 70's, so be sure to get out and enjoy it!
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Sunny, with a high near 73.
Clear, with a low around 50.
Sunny, with a high near 78.
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.
Have a great night!
Forecaster: Alex Antoshak