A lot was made about the Polar Vortex this past winter. It gained massive amounts of traction as a hashtag on Twitter and appeared in articles all over the web as a new phenomenon.
Severe thunderstorms will impact the area tonight, delivering a combination threat of severe wind gusts in excess of 60mph, very heavy localized downpours, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.
Showers have now cleared the region and cooler, less humid air is arriving. We’ll enjoy a fabulous Friday with highs in the low to mid 80′s and lower humidity.
It’s another round of flooding concerns Tuesday, with slow-moving, moisture-rich storms sprouting across the region.
We’ve had a string of lovely weekends in Philadelphia and this weekend continues that streak.
Once this storm is out of here, we clear out by the afternoon and then we’ve got a stretch of sunny, beautiful weather to look forward to right through the weekend, with highs in the 80′s and lots of sunshine.
Once the sun popped out, it turned into a gorgeous Friday across the region!
Today’s chilly weather was brought to you by the east wind coming off the 59 degree Atlantic Ocean, and it felt more like early April than late May!
What a difference 24 hours can make! And it’s all thanks to a weather phenomenon known as a “backdoor cold front.”
Today’s heat and humidity are feeding a line of strong to severe thunderstorms advancing through the region along a cold front.
The summer warmth is living on borrowed time, as a cold front will move through Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The Memorial Day Weekend breakdown across the region.
An active pattern through the end of the week will eventually give way to a pleasant holiday weekend, with warming expected each day and increasing amounts of sunshine.
It will certainly feel warmer and steamier, but we also have the threat for showers and thunderstorms around through the afternoon. But these are just an appetizer, so to speak.
We’ll head back to the 80′s with sunshine on Thursday but once again, showers and storms are in the forecast – and then Friday ends up being a washout with heavy thunderstorms rolling through all day.