Wednesday started off muggy with temperatures into the lower 70s and it was humid; in fact, there were still showers and thunderstorms to the east across the Jersey Shore! The clouds continued to push to the northeast by mid-morning and we had a sunshine and cloud mixture through in the afternoon. This was all thanks to a cold front that pushed through and with high pressure now settling on top of the region it will be cool and dry leading up to the weekend. The high this afternoon reached 83 at Philadelphia International Airport which is four degrees below average; that's not too shabby at all, but if you are a fan of that hot and humid weather you are out of luck for the next 48-72 hours.
Overnight there will still be a few clouds around as the upper level low still has to pivot through the region; we'll stay dry with lows in the lower 60s. The clouds will pivot to the northeast with the short wave and we'll be left with sunshine(perhaps some fair weather cumulus clouds once we reach the convective temperature in the afternoon) with highs in the lower 80s thanks to a continued light northwesterly wind.
Same thing goes for Friday as well as Saturday with high pressure still in control and we'll have lows around 60 while afternoon highs will be in the lower 80s with an easterly(onshore wind). Come Sunday a frontal boundary will be riding up along the Appalachians and we'll have increasing clouds in the afternoon with highs in the middle 80s; the showers and thunderstorms should hold off until the evening and then linger into Monday morning. By the afternoon we'll have clearing with highs in the lower 80s.
Come Tuesday highs will be in the middle 80s with plenty of sunshine and a westerly wind while Wednesday we'll get a southerly wind and it will be humid with highs close to 90; there will be cold front
pushing through by the late afternoon and evening that will stick around for Thursday as well.
Remember that you can view my 7-day forecast(any time) along with satellite and radar images at www.scottderekwx.com/forecast.html.