Weekend Brings Some Heat Relief Scattered Downpours
Ida Soaking Rain Wednesday
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Weekend Brings Some Heat Relief Scattered Downpours Ida Soaking Rain Wednesday
The weekend is here and a cold front is bringing relief today as it sinks southward through New Jersey and then will stall out over the Delmarva Peninsula. Today will be a day where if you are north of the frontal boundary you will be in the 70s and if you are south of it you will be in the 80s. Along that boundary there will be a few downpours or perhaps a thunderstorm or two. No severe weather is forecast however which is a plus.
The coastal counties of Southern New Jersey from Ocean to Cape May counties are under a Flash Flood Watch for the remainder of today as this area is close to that frontal boundary and the ground is saturated from prior thunderstorms late this past week. Also Flash Flood Watches are up for Northeastern NJ though these will expire later today as the threat for any showers there diminish.
Radar is showing some showers over Southern New England and Long Island are moving southeast and showing signs of weakening. A few heavier cells are off shore. The regional radar isn’t showing up. Some thunderstorms will fire up south of the front later today in Maryland, Delaware, Southern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.
There isn’t going to be much change overnight or on Sunday as the front remains stalled out to our south. Look for cloudy to partly sunny skies on Sunday or changeable sky conditions. Temperatures again will be in the 70s to near 80 north of the front and mostly 80s to the south. Those areas in the 80s have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm.
The new week begins with our stalled front moving northward Sunday night and Monday putting us back in very warm and humid conditions. Highs will be in the 80s to near 90. Late in the day Monday a cold front moves through with the chance for showers and thunderstorms. That front, like so many others will stall nearby and that will set up a runway for the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Ida will become a post tropical cyclone and ride the front the way all non tropical systems do. The track is west of the Appalachians at least initially and that usually favors heavier rain more inland vs the coast but the low shifts a little to the east on its travels so for now we will just call for a general soaking rain Wednesday and Wednesday night and exiting Thursday morning. The wave will be strong enough to pull down some very nice dry air for the end of next week and lasting into the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend. We will start to focus on the specifics of how much rain and the Labor Day holiday weekend in future posts.
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