A cold front will be moving through the Delaware Valley tonight keeping the chance for some showers and storms.
Hundreds of thousands of power outages have been reported across the region and crews are scrambling to clean up the mess left by the powerful storms.
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.
A hot and humid air mass continues to build into the region from a stronger southerly wind flow. Tonight will be muggy and warm with low temperatures in the 70s.
It doesn’t feel like the July 4th holiday with below average temperatures and a very dry air mass in place.
America celebrated a birthday on Friday and the icing on that cake comes the next few days with the weekend weather.
As Arthur spins by our coastline Friday morning, the emphasis of heavy rain will be in NJ and DE. Gradual improvement will occur Friday afternoon as Arthur pulls away and sunshine will return from west to east.
The CBS3 weather team counted over 10,000 lightning strikes since 6pm as storms were still raging furiously over New Jersey. Numerous house fires were sparked by lightning strikes across the region.
July is off to a busy start here in the weather department and there’s lots to talk about – heat, humidity, a slowing front, gusty storms, heavy rain, rough surf, rip currents, and let’s throw a HURRICANE into the mix for good measure! And this is all within the next three days!
July starts off with a bang across the Delaware Valley as temperatures soar into the 90’s with heat index values reaching the triple digits – and as if the excessive heat and humidity weren’t enough, we may have to deal with tropical trouble by the end of the week as potential Tropical Storm Arthur moves up the East Coast.
The Delaware Valley is experiencing another weekend with a pleasant air mass as a high pressure system remains in place.
Mostly sunny skies will hold for both Saturday and Sunday with low humidity and highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Southerly winds will return on Monday with sun & clouds with high temperatures near average in the mid 80s.
The weather is still getting used to being summer, so expect a few clouds as the sun stretches its tiny yellow arms over us.
The summer solstice officially arrived this morning at 6:51, which marks the Sun’s farthest point north in the northern hemisphere. This gives us our longest daylight of the year, just over 15 hours in Philadelphia.