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19Sep/14Fri

7:00 AM | Weekend warmup will be short-lived as another cool air mass arrives early next week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, cool, highs near 70 degrees

Tonight

Becoming mostly cloudy, cool, maybe even a touch of drizzle towards morning, lows in the low-to-mid 50’s

Saturday

Clouds and perhaps a touch of drizzle early then becoming partly sunny and warmer, mid-to-upper 70’s

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, not nearly cool as recent nights, near 60

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, showers and thunderstorms possible late in the day and at night, low 80’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, cooler, low 70’s

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, quite cool, near 70

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, quite cool, near 70

Discussion

Strong high pressure centered over New England this morning will shift off the New England coastline by tomorrow and this movement will generate an increasing southwesterly flow of air in the Mid-Atlantic region during the weekend along with increasingly warm conditions. Temperatures today will have a tough time passing the 70 degree mark in much of the I-95 corridor, but will increase noticeably tomorrow afternoon and then likely peak on Sunday afternoon at or slightly above the 80 degree mark. The weekend warmup will be short-lived, however, as another cool front will generate showers and thunderstorms late Sunday and then usher in cooler air for the early and middle parts of next week.

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18Sep/14Thu

7:00 AM | A chilly night tonight and a cool Friday to end the work week followed by an increasingly warm weekend with 80+ degrees on Sunday afternoon

6-Day Forecast

Today

A mix of clouds and sun, cool, maybe an afternoon shower, highs in the low-to-mid 70’s

Tonight

Mostly clear, quite cool, lows in the upper 40’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 70

Friday Night

Mainly clear, cool, low-to-mid 50's

Saturday

Partly sunny, not as cool, mid-to-upper 70’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, warmer, chance for showers at night, low 80’s

Monday

Partly sunny, cooler, maybe a shower, low-to-mid 70’s

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, quite cool, upper 60's

Discussion

A weak cool front will pass through the region later today and this will usher in reinforcing cool air for the Mid-Atlantic region to close out the work week. In fact, high temperatures on Friday will struggle to pass the 70 degree mark with high pressure centered over New England producing a cool flow of air out of the northeast. By the weekend, this high will shift offshore and this movement will allow the winds to shift to a southwesterly direction and we’ll get increasingly warmer over the weekend. By Sunday afternoon, much of the I-95 corridor from DC-to-NYC will experience high temperatures at or above the 80 degree mark, but the late weekend warmup will be rather short-lived. Another cool front will usher in a cool air mass by Monday and those cooler-than-normal conditions should continue into mid-week.

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16Sep/14Tue

7:00 AM | Cool weather pattern continues as passage of a cool front ushers in reinforcing cool air

6-Day Forecast

Today

Becoming mostly sunny, breezy, cool, highs in the mid 70’s

Tonight

Mostly clear, quite cool, lows in the upper 40’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, cool, low-to-mid 70's

Wednesday Night

Mainly clear, quite cool, upper 40’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, cool, low 70's

Friday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 70

Saturday

Partly sunny, cool, near 70

Sunday

Partly sunny, comfortable, mid 70’s

Discussion

A weak cool front is working its way through the region this morning and high pressure will resume control of our weather this afternoon and evening. In fact, high pressure from the Midwest will control the weather scene in the northeastern quadrant of the country from later today through the remainder of the week. Temperatures will remain below normal for this time of year with highs generally in the 70’s along the I-95 corridor during the next several days. The normal high for Philly on this date is 78 degrees and the first half of September ended 2.0 degrees above normal due primarily to a very warm opening week.

Elsewhere, the remains of Hurricane Odile will spread heavy rainfall into Arizona and New Mexico over the next few days with several inches likely by the end of the week. This active tropical pattern in the eastern Pacific will continue in the foreseeable future as the next tropical system, Polo, is already getting organized. Polo could very well spread additional rains into the Baja region and Southwest US during the next week to ten days. Meanwhile, in the Atlantic Basin, Hurricane Edouard churns along as a category 2 storm and it continues to pose no threat to land.

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15Sep/14Mon

1:30 PM | Meteor lights up the Mid-Atlantic skies on Sunday night; video captures a brief change from night-to-day as meteor passes over central PA

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[Widespread area of eyewitness accounts from last night's meteor according to the American Meteor Society]

Discussion

A very bright meteor was seen streaking across the skies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region on Sunday night according to dozens and dozens of eyewitnesses. The fireball flashed over the Mid-Atlantic region around 11pm according to numerous reports and turned night into day for a few seconds as captured on video in State College, PA. The American Meteor Society (AMS) tracks fireballs and they have received more than 150 reports from Virginia to New Hampshire and as far west as central Ohio (Google map above shows range of reports; Google map available at http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2014/2187; courtesy AMS). The meteor was so bright in fact that numerous reports have poured in from the highly populated areas of DC, Philly and New York City. Jesse Ferrell of Accu Weather (State College, PA) recorded video on “dropcam” webcams in State College, PA and posted this to YouTube (http://youtu.be/Q3Mu5bFKjHY) which captures the lighting up of the sky as the meteor passed overhead.

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