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Stormy Start to the Week

Showers and thunderstorms expected through Wednesday.

A very stormy start to the week is on the way with showers and thunderstorms expected through Wednesday.  A cool and unsettled pattern will take hold for the second half of the week and next weekend putting the streak of excellent weather conditions for the weekends in jeopardy.

Today through tomorrow, a cold front will slowly approach the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas with showers and thunderstorms expected.  The strongest thunderstorms will be capable of wind gusts over 60 mph, frequent lightning, heavy downpours. hail, and even an extremely isolated tornado.  The strongest thunderstorms are expected this afternoon, but thunderstorms will remain strong through tomorrow.  Due to the thunderstorms capable of producing very heavy downpours, flash flooding and urban flooding will be a high risk.  Visibility in and around the thunderstorms will also be poor.  In addition to the thunderstorms, low clouds and areas of fog can be expected.  Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph.  Temperatures this afternoon will rise into the lower to mid 80s along the coast and mid to upper 80's throughout the rest of the region.  Low temperatures tonight will fall into the lower to mid 70s.  High temperatures tomorrow will range from the lower to mid 80s along the coast and mid to upper 80s throughout the rest of the region.

On Wednesday, the cold front will push off the coast with lingering showers capable of very heavy downpours.  Flash flooding and urban flooding will remain a threat through the afternoon hours.  Winds will veer from the southwest to northwest at 5 to 15 mph.  Skies will clear from northwest to southeast by Wednesday evening.  Temperatures will range from the mid to upper 60s for lows and upper 70s to lower 80's for highs throughout the region.

High pressure will be in control on Thursday and Friday with scattered cloud cover expected.  Temperatures will average slightly below normal through the period.  Low temperatures will range from the lower to mid 60s throughout the region.  High temperatures will range from the upper 70s to lower 80s along the coast and lower to mid 80s throughout the rest of the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas.

A series of low pressure systems will move through the northern Mid Atlantic on Saturday and Sunday with scattered showers expected.  Temperatures will remain below normal through the period.  Low temperatures will range from the mid to upper 60s throughout the region.  High temperatures will range from the upper 70s to lower 80s along the coast and mid 80s throughout the rest of the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas.


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