Bolaris: Weekend washout a Shore thing
The weekend weather gods have been pretty good to us this summer season with mostly dry weekends. We had a stretch of nine consecutive, rain-free weekends during one spell of luck.
But, as we head into the first weekend of August, you can expect to get wet. Some will get soaked.
Today should see August-like humidity - which makes sense since it is the first day of the eighth month. The dogs will be barking a bit as moisture begins to sneak up from the mid-Atlantic region. This will result in a few scattered showers and storms, especially later in the day. Temperatures will be in the low- to mid-80s.
Late tonight will see a wave of low pressure squeezing out the atmosphere. That will lead to widespread heavy showers and storms.
Then - sorry, folks - Saturday will be a washout at the Shore with the heaviest rain falling through the mid-afternoon hours. Philadelphia will see morning heavy rain, but some drying could take place during the afternoon. It's not out of the question that the Shore could see some partial clearing by late afternoon. Temperatures will be in the 70s.
On Sunday I have some hope. A dry wedge could work its way in, meaning the second half of your weekend should be saved with a decreasing chance of showers and storms - especially from the city to points north. The Shore still could see a few scattered showers, but not nearly as widespread as on Saturday. Temperatures will be in the low 80s.
So if you're trying to decide which day to make your outdoor plans, make them for Sunday.
I wish I had some better weather news. But who knows? I was wrong once before, well maybe a little bit more than that. :)