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Heavy Rain Overnight, Morning Clouds, Afternoon Sunshine

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Tuesday was a mostly cloudy day with showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon; the heaviest rain fell south of Philadelphia as Baltimore reached over 7" of heavy flooding rains! Even Millville NJ was exceeding 5" of rain as of 9pm! Officially at Philadelphia International Airport(as of 9pm) the ol' rain bucket had received 0.81", but more rain will continue overnight. After a low of 71 this morning the high reached 79 shortly before noon(and before the heavy rains began).

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Overnight there may even be some fog in spots while the showers and thunderstorms continue to push to the northeast; lows will be in the lower 70s with a southeasterly wind between 10-15mph(higher at the shore). Wednesday will feature morning clouds, but then we'll have clearing in the afternoon(from southwest to northeast). Highs will be in the middle 80s with a westerly wind between 10-15mph that will help dry us out in the afternoon. After lows in the upper 50s Wednesday night Thursday will feature high pressure from the north so with a northwesterly wind we'll be around 80 degrees; there will also be an upper level low pinwheeling across Southern Canada and spokes of energy will pinwheel around it. This means that we will have clouds popping up in the afternoon, but we shall stay dry as the lower levels of the atmosphere will have any moisture evaporate before reaching the ground(we call this "virga).

Ditto for Friday with highs in the upper 70s, but then the upper level low finally lets go of its grasp by Saturday so we'll be in the lower 80s with a mostly sunny day; come Sunday another disturbance(a short wave coming out of the Great Lakes) will be pushing through early in the morning so there may be some showers and thunderstorms, but clear out by the late afternoon. Highs will be around 80.

For the new work week we'll get into a southerly flow so highs on Monday will be in the middle 80s while Tuesday we'll be pushing 90 with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon ahead of a cold front. That's it for now, but remember that you can check out the 7-day forecast(as well as obtain radar and satellite maps) any time at www.scottderekwx.com/forecast.html.

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