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BLOG: Progressive Weather Pattern Continues

(credit: CBS) Justin Drabick
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After a wild and windy day on Friday, the weather has calmed down across the Delaware Valley for the weekend. The next week or so we pretty much go like this: if you don’t like the weather today, then wait a day or two. Many changes will go on this week, so you could say that March comes in like a lion.

We will have a nice finish to the weekend with some sunshine and highs returning to the 50s on Sunday. A large storm system will develop over the central U.S. and head northeast on Monday. Rain will develop after midnight on Monday and continue through Monday night. I think we see two surges of moisture: one in the AM, then a break during the afternoon, and then a second late afternoon and in the evening. Strong southerly winds will also develop Monday afternoon with thunderstorm chances, possibly strong to severe as highs reach the 60s. Some areas could reach 1” of rainfall, especially if any storms fire up.

The storm exits Monday night, and skies clear out for Tuesday with highs near 50 degrees with breezy conditions. Another weak disturbance will slide by to our north on Wednesday, bringing some clouds, but milder air with highs well into the 50s. Behind that disturbance, colder air arrives with sunshine on Thursday, with highs in the low 40s. Some clouds start to return on Friday as another storm develops over the central U.S. and heads east. Temperatures return to the 50s for the weekend, with a few showers possible Saturday, but a better chance to see more rain again late in the weekend. Overall, temperatures for the next week or so will favor the milder side, with no long term cold outbreaks.

–Justin