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Shower and Thunderstorms Wednesday Afternoon & Evening; Dry Into The Weekend

Climate report for Tuesday
Climate report for Tuesday
Scott Derek

Tuesday featured a mixture of sunshine and clouds as the stationary front as well as Bertha(being absorbed into it) gave us some high clouds in the morning and then a sea breeze in the afternoon pushed westward into Philly(which doesn't happen often in the summer); the high at Philadelphia International Airport reached 90 after a low of 69. There were some isolated showers and thunderstorms to the northwest as well as the southeast(coincidentally along the I-81 corridor) that fizzled out for the most part after sunset. For Center City it will be partly cloudy overnight with lows around 70 while the suburbs and shore will be in the upper 60s.

A stationary front that absorbed Bertha is offshore, but there is also a short wave and cold front to the west that will provide showers & thunderstorms on Wednesday

Wednesday will start off sunny, but as the cold front progresses eastward there will be clouds moving in after lunchtime and then showers and thunderstorms in the early afternoon (unfortunately for the evening commute as well); highs will be in the upper 80s with a variable wind(from the northwest to out of the south). The showers and thunderstorms will linger overnight with lows in the middle 60s while the front passes through by daybreak and we'll begin to dry out. Highs will be in the lower 80s, but there will be a short wave passing by to the north so there will be some clouds possible as well(showers and thunderstorms shall be confined to the north and west).

Friday and then leading into the weekend high pressure will be parked on top of the region and we'll have an east-northeasterly wind(that's an onshore wind). This means that highs will range from the lower to middle 80s while overnight lows will range from the lower to middle 60s. That's pretty much where we should be for the end of August so it's a taste of the end of the summer leading into the Labor albeit a few weeks early. Our next chance of rain won't come until Tuesday afternoon ahead of a frontal boundary.

So that's it for now; remember that you can see the 7-day forecast(as well as obtain radar and satellite maps) any time at

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