Thursday, May 8, 2008

HEAVY RAIN & COOLER TEMPS ON THE WAY !

Discussion:
Thursday AM: 5/8/08

The entire Delaware Valley Region is in line for some heavy rainfall, later Thursday Night into Friday. A storm system now developing and loading up with moisture over the Tennessee Valley, will move East to the Mid Atlantic Coast on Friday. A steady rain will develop towards Midnight Thursday, and continue heavy at times, through early Friday Afternoon. Some isolated Thunderstorm are also possible on Friday as the storm system, and Upper level energy nears the Delmarva Coast by later Friday morning.

I'm forecasting a general 1.00" to 2.00" over much of DE and also for Central and Southern NJ. This also includes the PHL METRO Area. For locations further north and west of PHL, even heavier amounts can be expected from 1.50" to perhaps 3.00". This includes LNS, RDG, and the ABE areas of Eastern PA.

The heaviest rain should taper off by later Friday morning, and diminish to a few showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. Highs should be in the mid 60's on Friday. As the system pulls NE and High pressure builds in, skies should begin to clear out Friday night, along with breezy conditions and cooler temps. Saturday will be a pleasant day with Highs near 70 and a stiff Northwest breeze for much of the day.

Any rainfall for today into this evening will be light and more scattered. A few peaks of sunshine are also possible this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70's. General rainfall amounts will be .10" to .25" from any activity today.

Take Care,
Ruggie

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