Goodbye Summer! Spring-Like Weather Comes Back

After several days of hot and humid weather, spring will come back with a punch!

Mother Nature really needs to get her act together.

As a meteorologist, even I feel that climate isn't relevant information when predicting the weather.

Last week was way above average and almost completely unbearable to handle. High temperatures broke some records with magnitudes as high as 98 degrees Fahrenheit.

For the next week, that kind of weather will be out of the picture.

A large trough, or in other words, a continental polar air mass, will dominate a large section of the Central and Eastern United States.

Consider it as May playing July's role and June is going to play April. Confusing? Well that is 2012 weather for you.

Starting with today, partly cloudy skies will turn into mostly cloudy skies in the late afternoon, as a low pressure system moves its way to the region. High temperatures will try to peak into the upper-70s, but depending on the timing of cloud cover, the high temperatures may only reach around 75 degrees.

Another factor when determining the high temperatures is the magnitude and direction of the winds. Today will be a little breezy with east-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. This may be the reason for lower temperatures than predicted.

Tonight will be cloudy with temperatures slowly dropping into the the mid-60s. Around midnight, the storm system will move in bringing rain, which may be heavy at times.

Saturday will be terrible in the early hours, escpecially for the country fans attending Philly's 92.5 WXTU Country Show at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ.

Luckily by noon, the rain should be out of the area, with clouds quickly clearing out. High temperatures are expected to be cooler in the low-to-mid 70s.

Sunday will be similar to Saturday, except it will be nicer in the morning, then turning cloudy with scattered showers in the afternoon. High temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 70s.

As for next week, the temps will remain cool with some stormy patterns. High temperatures will average in the low-70s with showers expected each day.

Any questions? Email the writer at mld5202@psu.edu or follow @phillyburbswx on twitter for constant updates on the hour.


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