Heat and peak humidity in area before cold front brought risk of scattered storms – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – High temperatures and high humidity will peak on Wednesday and Wednesday evening, a cold front will sweep through the region, increasing the risk of scattered storms.
A few thunderstorms could be strong to severe, mainly north and west of Philadelphia.
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Tropical moisture from both Nicholas and a booming tropical system currently east of the Bahamas will attempt to move Thursday evening through Friday, although strong high pressure builds over the region. can work to block this moisture.
Right now, it looks like a series of patchy to scattered showers and a few storms for this period with potentially heavier rains on the Jersey Shore and Delaware.
An easterly wind is catching up to the region by Thursday, which will reduce that unusual – and miserable – September heat.
Persistent cloudiness also seems to prevail for the end of the week due to the offshore breeze and we are still quite stuffy although we may have a brief break on Wednesday evening.
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The weekend promises to be calm with the return of the sun with peaks rising above average in the mid-1980s.
Indications are that a much drier and more drop-like air mass will arrive midweek next week. Perhaps the first official evening of the fall season.
An area of low pressure east of the Bahamas has a 60% chance of developing within the next 5 days.
A tropical wave has emerged over the far eastern Atlantic, near the African coast.
This system has a 90% chance.
The next storm names are Odette and Peter.
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