Possibility For Strong Storms Later Today

By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — *** A Flash Flood Watch has been issued, beginning today at noon and lasting through Tuesday evening ***

Steamy and stormy will become clearing and cooler by midweek, but we’ll have to get through Monday and Tuesday first. Temperatures will be steamy today, topping out around 90 degrees. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Those should be confined mainly to the afternoon, some of which could be severe. Be sure to keep an eye to the sky if you will be outside today (and check the live local radar on the new CBS Philly Weather App!). That will be the story for tomorrow as well, with more warm temperatures in the upper 80s.

These storms are all part of a cold front to the west. This front is associated with a deep trough over southern Canada, which many people have termed a ‘polar’ low. Despite the low being deep and causing cool July temperatures, ‘polar’ is the wrong word to use. Once the front passes early Wednesday morning, things will dry out and high temperatures will be warm, but comfortable, only in the low 80s. Nighttime lows will also be cool as a result, so we may get to turn off the A/C for a few nights.

Looking ahead to the end of the week, conditions look relatively quiet with some sunshine.

Today In Weather History:
1960 — An F2 tornado around noon moved through Salem and Gloucester Counties in NJ. Homes were damaged and a large barn destroyed. 6 people were injured.

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