Vencore Weather
17Oct/14Fri

7:00 AM | Much better weather for today and Saturday, but an extended stretch of quite cool weather begins on Sunday; next important rain threat comes by mid-week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, pleasant, highs near 70 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cool, lows in the lower 50's

Saturday

Partly sunny, seasonably cool, becoming breezy later in the day with the chance for a shower, mid-to-upper 60’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, windy, maybe a shower, turning quite chilly late with lows in the lower 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, windy, quite cool, low-to-mid 50’s

Monday

Partly sunny, quite cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, quite cool, showers likely, upper 50’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, quite cool, showers likely, low-to-mid 50’s

Discussion

High pressure will push in today and generate nice weather around here as we end the work week and begin the weekend. Another strong cold front, however, will whip through the region tomorrow night and it’ll turn much cooler for an extended period of time beginning Sunday. High temperatures today and Saturday will not be far from the 70 degree mark, but should generally be confined to the 50’s on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The cold front will primarily pass through on the dry side tomorrow evening; however, a shower or two cannot be ruled out; especially, in the western suburbs and the breeze will kick up noticeably late tomorrow and it'll stay quite windy tomorrow night and Sunday. Low pressure will drop southeastward from the Great Lakes region into the Mid-Atlantic by Tuesday and it could then strengthen along the east coast at mid-week giving us the chance for some rain on both Tuesday and Wednesday along with continued cool conditions. Elsewhere, Gonzalo weakened a bit overnight, but it remains a major hurricane (category 3) this morning with sustained winds at 130 mph and it makes its closest approach to Bermuda today bringing with it hurricane-force winds for several hours and a strong storm surge.

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16Oct/14Thu

7:00 AM | Still somewhat unsettled today; much improvement arrives for Friday and Saturday; quite cool stetch begins Sunday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Considerable clouds today although there can be a few intervals of sunshine, not as warm as the past couple of days, still the chance for residual showers during the afternoon hours, highs near 70 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, turning cooler, maybe a shower, low 50’s towards morning

Friday

Mostly sunny, rather nice, near 70

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, cool, near 50 degrees for lows

Saturday

Partly sunny, seasonably cool, becoming breezy, maybe a shower late, mid-to-upper 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, breezy, quite cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, still quite cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, quite cool, showers possible, mid-to-upper 50’s

Discussion

The powerful cold front that generated heavy rain around here late yesterday and again last night is now pulling away from the region to the northeast, but it’ll stay somewhat unsettled as the upper-level low associated with the surface front passes nearby. Big improvement comes for tomorrow and Friday as high pressure returns to the region, but it turns quite cool beginning Sunday for an extended period of time following the passage of another cold front. High temperatures from Sunday through Tuesday of next week will likely be confined to the 50's in much of the I-95 corridor.

Elsewhere, on the tropical front, Gonzalo has reached major hurricane status (category 4) with sustained winds at 140 mph and is bearing down on Bermuda with a serious hit expected there on Friday. It is the first Atlantic hurricane to reach category 4 status since 2011 (Ophelia). Fortunately, the US mainland has not been hit by a major hurricane since the crazy year of 2005 - the longest stretch without a major hurricane in the US since at least the year 1900. In the Pacific Ocean, Tropical Storm Ana is likely to miss Hawaii to the south later this week.

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15Oct/14Wed

1:00 PM | **Heavy rain and embedded strong thunderstorms**

Discussion

An active cold frontal system supported by vigorous upper-level energy will generate heavy showers and potential strong thunderstorms in the I-95 corridor into early Thursday. Heavy rain on the order of 1-3 inches has the potential to create some localized flooding problems during the next 18 hours or so. The heaviest and steadiest rain will end by early tomorrow, but residual showers are possible later Thursday as the powerful upper-level low associated with this dynamic system passes nearby. High pressure will bring improvement to the Mid-Atlantic region as we close out the work week and begin the weekend with the return of some sunshine, but it'll turn noticeably cooler for Sunday and Monday.

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15Oct/14Wed

7:00 AM | **Heavy rain event from later today into early Thursday…heavy showers and potential strong thunderstorms associated with an active cold front and vigorous upper-level energy**

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, quite breezy, muggy, warm, a shower or two this morning, heavy showers developing this afternoon with embedded thunderstorms possible, some of the rain will be heavy at times, highs in the mid-to-upper 70’s

Tonight

Showers and embedded thunderstorms, some of the rain will be heavy at times, mild, lows near 60 towards morning

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, not as warm, still the chance for rain early in the day and then residual showers possible during the afternoon hours, near 70

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, cooler, slight chance for a shower, near 50 degrees for lows

Friday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, near 70

Saturday

Mostly sunny, seasonably cool, upper 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, quite cool, near 60

Monday

Partly sunny, quite cool, near 60

Discussion

An active cold frontal system supported by vigorous upper-level energy will generate heavy showers and potential strong thunderstorms in the Philly metro region from later today into early Thursday. Heavy rain on the order of 1-3 inches has the potential to create some localized flooding problems and scattered strong thunderstorms are possible during this upcoming heavy rain event. The heaviest and steadiest rain will end early tomorrow, but residual showers are possible Thursday afternoon as the upper-level low associated with this dynamic system passes nearby. High pressure will bring improvement to the Mid-Atlantic region as we close out the work week and begin the weekend with the return of some sunshine, but it'll turn noticeably cooler for Sunday and Monday.

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