Heat and humidity peak across the region before cold front brings opportunities for scattered storms – CBS Philly
Philadelphia (CBS) – High temperatures and high humidity will peak Wednesday and by Wednesday night a cold front will see its way through the region, increasing the chance of scattered storms.
Some storms may be strong to severe, particularly north and west of Philadelphia.
Tropical moisture from both Nicholas and the currently buoyant tropical system east of the Bahamas will attempt to move into Thursday night into Friday, although strong high pressure set over the area may act to block this moisture.
For now, it looks like choppy rounds to scattered rain and some storms for this time frame with some heavy rain likely on the Jersey Shore and over Delaware.
An easterly wind will blow over the area by Thursday which will bring down the unbelievable and miserable September heat.
Constant clouds seem to prevail through the end of the week as well due to the wild breeze and we are staying somewhat hydrated although we may have a short break on Wednesday night.
Weekends look quiet as the sun returns as highs rise above average through the mid-1980s.
Evidence is that a drier, fall-like air mass will arrive sometime in the middle of next week. Perhaps the official first night of the fall season.
The low pressure area east of the Bahamas has a 60% chance of developing in the next five days.
A tropical wave appeared over the easternmost Atlantic Ocean near the coast of Africa.
This system has a 90% chance.
The following Storm names are Odette and Peter.
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