The tale of two cities. Pittsburgh: Sunny, almost hot at 80. Philadelphia: Cloudy, cool 63. The state is split in half. Eastern half socked in with clouds, and the western half nice and sunny. And the clouds are going virtually nowhere. The easterly flow off the ocean is being enhanced just enough by Hurricane Sandy to keep us locked in with cloudy skies today, tonight, tomorrow and tomorrow night. All I can say: What a bummer.
What about the “STORM”?
A picture is worth a thousand words. Pine Grove is located right near the smaller of the heavier dark pressure lines. This is not your run of the mill nor'easter.
Overall there is not much to add to what I’ve already said over the last several days, except to say that this will not be a hurricane when it hits. It will be a lokt like one, but much larger due to other weather processes. Just about everyone is talking about it now, so there is no need for me to add much except that there will be some big snows. Not here locally, but for the Appalachian Mountains to our west.
Could it flood? Flooding could be an issue since it looks like a widespread 2-4" locally more of rain are likely. Stay tuned.
Rest of today: Cloudy. Cool … High about 64.
Tonight: Cloudy, damp with some drizzle … temps slowly drop to the mid 50s …
Friday: Cloudy, damp in the morning. Cool with light easterly wind … Highs between 60 & 65.
Friday night: Cloudy again. Some drizzle/light rain. Temps dropping to the mid 50s.
Saturday: Cloudy to partly sunny. Drizzle ending. A touch warmer … highs in upper 60s.
1. Cold, damp and cloudy for most of the week. Highs will not get out of the 50s most of the week, and even stay in the 40s for the early part of the week.
2. We could see our first snow of the season if conditions are just right. It shouldn’t stick, just snow in the air.
3. Warmer more seasonal weather returning by next weekend.