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Sunshine & Much Drier Air Tuesday

Climate report for Monday
Climate report for Monday
Scott Derek

Monday was a decent day after early morning showers and thunderstorms; officially at Philadelphia International Airport it reached 84 after a morning low of 69. The rain between 1-3am measured 0.23" in the ol' bucket at the airport, but across Southeastern New Jersey it brought over 0.50". There were also more showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, but were more isolated in nature as a cold front and upper level trough pivoted through in the afternoon.

A cold front and a short wave are pushing through the region and high pressure will move in for the rest of the week
NOAA

Overnight the showers and thunderstorms will be isolated and mostly everyone else will just see partial clouds as lows dip down to the lower 60s. Tuesday will feature a light northwest wind shifting to a southwest wind along southern areas in the afternoon. Highs will just be around 80(but upper 70s north and west as well as along the coast). Overnight Tuesday the lows will be in the middle 50s(upper 40s N&W) with a clear sky and a calm wind thanks to amazing radiational cooling!

Highs on Wednesday and Thursday will be in the lower 80s with sunshine giving way to fair weather cumulus once we reach our convective temperature in the afternoon(the estimated temperature that the surface must reach in order for clouds to develop); this will be because there will be a short wave meandering along the Great Lakes and pinwheeling across the region, BUT any showers should stay well north of the region.

Come Friday the cold front that's been hanging out offshore retrogrades a bit closer to the coast, but it's not until Saturday that we may see some showers or thunderstorms(especially along the coast) with highs approaching the middle 80s.

That's it for now, but you can check out the rest of the 7-day forecast at www.scottderekwx.com/forecast.html.