Heavy Rain Gives Way to Perfect Weekend Weather

By Steven DiMartino

An area of low pressure passing over southern New Jersey has produced heavy rain over the region and will continue to do so through the early afternoon hours.  However, after the rainfall this morning, high pressure will take hold just in time for the weekend!

Through the early afternoon, periods of rain will exit west to east with the entire northern Mid Atlantic out of the steady, heavy rainfall by 2 PM this afternoon.  Winds will back from the northeast to northwest at 5 to 15 mph, increasing to 10 to 20 mph this evening.  Temperatures will risen into the mid to upper 70's over the Philadelphia metropolitan area, lower to mid 70's over the New York City metropolitan area, and mid to upper 60's along the immediate coast.

Tonight through tomorrow, high pressure will gradually build into the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas.  However, a few weak disturbances will keep the threat for widely scattered to isolated showers in the forecast until tomorrow morning followed by clearing skies.  Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 15 mph.  Temperatures will fall into the mid to upper 50's for lows by tomorrow morning.  High temperatures tomorrow afternoon will rise into the mid 70's in the New York City metropolitan area and upper 70's to lower 80's in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

High pressure will be in control on Saturday and Sunday with scattered clouds and comfortable weather conditions.  Winds will remain from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph.  Temperatures will range from the upper 50's to lower 60's for lows and lower to mid 80's for highs.  Slightly cooler conditions can be expected along the immediate coast in the afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 70's.

A series of cold fronts will move through the region Monday on through Wednesday with a constant threat for widely scattered showers and thunderstorms.  While disorganized, these thunderstorms will be capable of reaching severe levels.  Temperatures will range from the mid 60's for lows and lower to mid 80's for highs.

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