After one of the hottest debuts until October of the recording period, something akin to fall is about to visit the Philadelphia area, and it could make a spectacular entrance.
The government’s Storm Prediction Center exposes the region to a “slight risk” of severe storms on Saturday afternoon, those with winds of up to 60 mph or more, with an outside risk of a tornado, as a strong cold front crosses the region. region.
“You will definitely notice when this happens,” said Jonathan O’Brien, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
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Although the instability of the atmosphere is not that impressive, he said: “We will probably have a line of downpours and thunder built in.”
Additionally, the storm center said conditions could favor a “storm scale rotation” and lists a 2% chance of tornadoes in the area. “We can’t rule it out,” O’Brien said.
Behind the front lines, expect “a very different feeling tomorrow,” he said.
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Overnight lows are expected to fall near 50 early Sunday and into the 40s Monday and Tuesday, with daytime highs in the mid-60s.
These highs are not too much above the average overnight lows for the first half of the month. Except for October 1, each day saw above average temperatures, which are 7 degrees above normal for the month.
All thermal comfort being relative, Sunday will probably be quite cool, even if the temperatures will be quite close to normal.