By Justin Drabick
After a very warm day with highs in the low to mid 80s yesterday, temperatures have returned below average. A cold front which crossed the Delaware Valley this morning brought an end to the above average temperatures. Temperatures started off in the 60s this morning and are currently in the 50s this afternoon. The front will stall off the coast and an area of low pressure will slowly move across the mid-Atlantic along the front.
The first round of rain came through this morning and dropped anywhere from a tenth to around a half and inch in some spots. Low pressure both aloft and at the surface located in southwest Virginia will slowly move through the Delaware Valley over the next 24 hours. Until the low passes, skies will remain cloudy with a chance for showers at any time. The heaviest and best chance for rain and a possible thunderstorm will occur tonight. A shower is still possible at anytime during the day on Wednesday as the upper-level low pressure system moves by. Drier conditions return Wednesday night as the low passed to our northeast.
It will remain on the breezy side with chilly northeasterly winds tonight and on Wednesday. The clouds and cool breeze will keep temperatures only in the 50s during the day on Wednesday. The average high temperature this time of year is in the low 60s. Sunshine returns for Thursday allowing temperatures to warm back into the upper 60s. Some lucky spots could hit 70 degrees! Temperatures will remain in the 60s on Friday ahead of another storm system that will bring rain and thunderstorm chances on Saturday.