By Justin Drabick
The holiday weekend has remained hot with high temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90 so far. There will not be much change for the holiday itself as the heat continues. An approaching cold front tonight has triggered off some showers and thunderstorms across the region.
Some storms were severe in the Lehigh Valley and central NJ. There were some reports of trees and power poles down in the Lehigh Valley. Storms will continue to diminish late this evening as the cold front slowly crosses the Delaware Valley.
The front will stall just offshore on Monday but far enough to keep us dry. There may be some lingering clouds especially in southern NJ and Delaware. This cold front will not live up to its name as the air mass behind it remains hot.
There will be a slight decrease in humidity but it will still feel humid. Highs on the 4th will reach the low 90s inland and mid 80s along the coast. It will be hot but not as hot as last year’s 4th of July when it was 96 degrees. Overall, it will be a good day to hit the pool or beach and to do some backyard grilling.
The hot temperatures continue on Tuesday with highs in the upper 80s to near 90. If we reach no on Monday and Tuesday it will be a heat wave. The only difference on Tuesday will be much lower humidity. Enjoy the break from the humidity as it returns on Wednesday with highs around 90. There could be a shower or storm Wednesday night but the better chance returns Thursday PM and Friday as the next cold front slowly approaches the Delaware valley.
Highs on Thursday will be near 90 again and the upper 80s on Friday. The front looks like it will clear the area for the weekend but stall again just to our south. Some lingering clouds are possible for the start of the weekend, especially south and east of Phila. High temperatures next weekend stay warm in the mid to upper 80s.