The last full week of Summer will be feeling more like Fall as a cool and quiet weather pattern remains in place for most of the week.
Getting around in the snow and ice is tricky enough, but when the traffic lights are out, the danger level rises, county officials note.
Today will feature lots of sunshine as well as cooler temperatures and lower humidity.
After a cloudy and cool start to the week due to a coastal low, much of the region should see some sunshine return today, with a bit of a warm-up as well.
Low pressure continues to track along the eastern seaboard. It will be moving further north throughout the day. It will be cloudy and quite cool, with a brisk wind out of the east. If you live in the southeastern most locations, you could even see some rain.
The Harvest Moon tends to rise around sunset which often gives it a reddish glow and will set around 6am, shortly before sunrise. The Harvest Moon will turn full at 9:38PM EDT tonight.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for the region, as a strong cold front will bring scattered showers and storms.
Thousands of Philadelphia area hairdressers in unison pressed hard on the nozzles of their extra heavy duty hair spray canisters on Saturday in a show of support for humid weather.
If you like the hot, steamy, humid conditions of summer, the next two days are for you. And you may want to cherish them; after tomorrow, there may not be anymore!
Yesterday was close to average with a high of 84, but highs today, tomorrow and Saturday surge back to around 90 with high humidity.
Wednesday is going to be another warm day, but you will definitely feel a difference outside. Lower humidity levels means it will not feel nearly as oppressive as it did on Tuesday.
Some scattered showers and storms are moving through the region Tuesday night.
So much for the ‘end’ of summer! The Delaware Valley could see as many 90 degree readings this week as all of August.
A large dome of high pressure offshore is sending a very warm, moisture-rich air mass our way, allowing not just a spike in temperatures (low 90’s and upper 80’s Labor Day afternoon), but also soaring humidity levels. By Tuesday, a cold front will cross late in the day to at least help wipe out the humidity.
Expect partial sunshine for Labor Day with more chances for scattered showers and storms.
Photos of the thunderstorm damage on July 15th, 2014.
Storm damage across the Delaware Valley on July 3, 2014.
Photos of hail across the Delaware Valley on Thursday, May 22, 2014.