Today we are experiencing record warmth in southern NJ and southeastern PA with temperatures ranging from the mid 60s to low 70s under a strong southwest flow., we could see some areas touch 75 before the day is done!
The Mild weather will last through tomorrow with lows tonight only in the mid to upper 50s and highs in the lower 60s expected tomorrow, but this warm spell will come to a crashing end starting Monday night as we go back towards reality
A cold front will begin to cross the area tonight and come through tomorrow afternoon with some scattered showers this afternoon becoming more widespread tonight then a steady soaking rain is expected for much of Monday there could be some embedded thunderstorms tonight any of which could bring some gusty winds but the threat should be isolated with heavy rain being the main threat
As the storm moves northeast through the Great Lakes and into Southeastern Canada, and the Southeastern ridge puts up a fight the wave of moderate to heavy rain that extends from the Mid Atlantic through the Southeast will move northeast and fill in later this afternoon over extreme SW NJ and SE PA than spread through the Philadelphia metro and all of southern NJ and SE PA tonight with showers and thunderstorms
We expect rainfall amounts in the western suburbs of Philly and SE PA to range from 0.75-1.25 inches, Philadelphia a general 1-1.50 inches than south and east of Philadelphia 1.50-1.75 with locally up to 2 inches in thunderstorms especially along the coast
The Christmas forecast continues to look cold and dry with highs both Tuesday and Wednesday ranging from the upper 20s to low 30s in the western suburbs, to lower to mid 30s in Philadelphia and middle 30s to the coast
Beyond the holidays we expect a mostly dry week next week with seasonable to slightly below seasonable temperatures as a trough centers itself around the Midwest with the bulk of the cold staying there, but Polar shots making their way into the Northeast and mid Atlantic states.
Team NNJWX will colobarate and make a long range post this afternoon!
Happy Holidays To All!