Both humidity and storms return over the weekend | Weather


TODAY: Becoming warm, windy and humid with some sun and a shower or heavy storms. Height: 86

TONIGHT: Wet with a stormy storm early and then a passing rain late. Low: 68

TUESDAY: Intervals of clouds and sun with a rain or storm in the afternoon. High: 88 Low: 65


Friday marked our third consecutive day of comfortably warm weather with highs in the low and mid 80s and refreshingly low humidity levels. And outside of a secluded afternoon or afternoon shower these past few days, it’s been as dry as it was in early summer. But since it’s early summer, comfort and storms can only stay away for so long … Heat, humidity, and storms will increase over the weekend as a cold front draws out some sticky air South and West And as that cold front approaches and cuts through that warm, sticky air, some storms will inevitably break out. They can come in a few rounds, an early Saturday and another Saturday later with drier weather in between. Some lingering showers and thunderstorms will also bubble on Sunday afternoon, which is generally the brightest and driest of the two weekend days. And while humidity and storms take a break on Monday, it won’t be long until another low cutoff point recovers unstable weather in midweek.



A warm front rises through the northeast on Saturday, sending dew points back to around 70 degrees in the afternoon. This is when a second round of rain and thunderstorms unfolds, perhaps a little stronger than the first round in the morning. The Storm Prediction Center paints most of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware at a “slight” risk of severe storms containing damaging winds and torrential rain. And while the chance of hail or an isolated tornado is low, it’s not necessarily zero. The strength of these storms depends on the amount of sunlight that can appear after that first round of activity in the morning. Less sun, less heat and less fuel to start the second round. However, the highs should still go up to the mid-80s, although it can get hotter if more sun can come out. Assuming scattered rains and storms form, they are likely to continue into the wee hours of the night before decreasing overnight.


It follows a cold front behind Saturday’s warm front, slowly sliding south through the area on Sunday day before finally settling in our south on Sunday night. That means a shower or thunderstorm will still be possible, mainly in the afternoon, with lower humidity levels behind the limit later in the evening. Until then, it is partially sunny and humid with high temperatures in the upper 80s.


While we lose the humidity to start the new week on Monday, we will not lose the heat. Most of the sun will encounter mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s, several degrees above normal for the next day on the last day of June. At night, it is crashed with the western crescent setting until 2am. Low temperatures will land in the lower 1960s.


The third minimum limit in two months appears to establish a store, this time forming over New England before wandering northeast for most of the week. Its main impact is to keep the worst heat and humidity in our west for most of the week. But with this pretty close and possibly receding a bit in our direction, the odds of rain and storms will be a fixed element in the forecast. Chances of rain and thunderstorms seem to peak on Wednesday, but they can’t be ruled out on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons either. Maximum temperatures will continue to be warm in the 1980s with dew points in the lower half of the 1960s while maintaining tolerable humidity levels.


After a series of unsolved days, dry conditions can be rounded up again on Friday week with plenty of sunshine and maximum temperatures in the upper 80s.