Monday, May 6, 2013
Check out today's pollen forecast for Southampton.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the Greater Philadelphia area ranks #25 in the country in a list of "allergy capitals." Locally, it's the Red Cedar, Hackberry, Elm, Willow and Poplar trees—to name few—causing those itchy eyes and snuffly nose. Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in Southampton today. Please note that an advertisement cycles into the tool.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The National Weather Service is calling for beautiful spring weather this weekend.
It looks like spring is finally in the air, as the National Weather Service calls for clear, sunny skies and mild temps for this weekend. Here's a look at the NWS' detailed weekend forecast for Southampton:
Monday, April 8, 2013
After a March that felt more like January, April is feeling more like May with a surge of warmth ahead.
Our region dealt with snow a couple of weeks ago. This week, the burst of spring warmth will flood the region and send pollen counts soaring and have people scurrying for their prefered allergy medicine. A surge of warmth is going to push into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast for at least a couple of days and the first 70 degree days of the year are in the forecast. A frontal boundary will loom to our north starting Monday night and early Tuesday, providing for a path for rain and thunder to push east across the northern tier of Pennsylvania. As of now, it looks like the frontal boundary stays just far enough north of our region to allow us to remain in a warm pattern through much of the week. However, given it's still early April and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
While we're not fully basking in warmth around here, the weather will be typical for early April this week - a marked improvement over last week's snow.
We're thankfully closing the books on a chilly March that acted a lot more like February in terms of temperatures. It was the third month in the last five where temperatures ended up below average around here. In fact, Philadelphia has not recorded a 70 degree day yet this year, the first time for that since 2008. There's a pretty decent chance that we finally get that 70 degree threshold hit before the middle of April as the pattern for next week suggests a marked warm up towards April 10th. Until then, we're going to have some yo-yo's in temperature, with Monday likely the warmest day of this week, followed by some cooler weather for the middle portions of the week. A cold front passes through the region around midday Monday with a …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Some snow on Monday might be the last hurrah for wintry weather. Chilly temperatures remain through Easter.
Monday's storm is the topic of conversation to start the weather week. The calendar may say late March, but Mother Nature is producing February from the sky with rain and snow through the course of the day. It's a miserable start to the work week as we project one to three inches of snow to fall, with rain mixing in at times from midday on. You can check out Phillyweather.net for updates through the day with Monday's storm. It's not a clear-cut storm system as we're dealing with low pressure developing in the Atlantic, wintry precipitation falling in late March (with a pretty strong sun working through those clouds), and uncertainty about the intensity of the precipitation. The storm system pulls away on Monday night, leaving the …
Monday, March 11, 2013
A spring in our step with warmth early this week will be replaced by a return of late winter chill for the end of the work week and St. Patrick's Day weekend.
Last year, Philadelphia had cracked 70 degrees three times by the middle of this month and enjoyed a 71-degree St. Patrick's Day that had trees flowering in Center City and had the region enjoying what was arguably May in March. Despite the tease of warmth we got over the weekend and will enjoy through Monday, such thoughts of a warm surge on the level of last year should probably be scuttled now. Another slap of crispness awaits us on Tuesday with a cold front, followed by a slow and steady decline in temperatures as colder northwest winds await. Tuesday's front will bring about a half inch or so of rain as it crosses the region, perhaps with one last push towards or just above 60 for highs...although as of now the earlier in the day …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Old Man Winter got you down? According to the National Weather Service there is no need to worry: a change is in the forecast for this weekend.
Had enough of the winter weather? Don't despair —the National Weather service says the skies above Southampton will be clear by Saturday. Here's a look at the NWS' weekend forecast for Southampton:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A coastal storm could bring high winds and flooding to Southampton Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has released a hazardous weather outlook for Southampton, forecasting that a coastal storm will hit the area sometime Wednesday evening. According to the release, the storm is expected "to impact our area Wednesday into early Thursday" and could bring rain, snow, flooding and high winds. Here is the timeline of what people could expect, according to the service: The storm is expected to pass through our area by Thursday. Despite the warning, no major snow accumulation has been forecasted. See the seven-day forecast for Southampton on the National Weather Service here.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
We will be on the northern fringes of a storm system on Wednesday, with some snow or rain expected.
A large storm will cross the country through early Thursday, bringing snow and rain in its path as it marches southeast and then east once it gets into the Ohio Valley. This storm will bring varied levels of impact to the region, with the worst to our south, southwest, and along the coast. Locally, winds will gust to 40 mph and we'll get intervals of rain and snow showers, especially as one gets closer to Philadelphia. The far northern parts of the suburban counties may not see that much precipitation. One of the reasons that the storm may not spread precipitation that far north across the region is the presence of a large area of high pressure in Eastern Canada. It will prevent the storm from tracking too far north and will generally send…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting a cloudy weekend for Southampton.
Here's a detailed look at the National Weather Service's weekend forecast for Southampton: