Here's the weather outlook for Mother's Day

  • Here's the weather outlook for Mother's Day

Here's the weather outlook for Mother's Day

The better chance for rain will be over the southern half of the area. (You can call it a "nor'easter" if you really want.) Plenty of moisture to make for washout conditions across the entire state.

The good news that Mother's Day is looking dry and milder.

From Friday through Mother's Day, the weather outlook is flawless - not too cold, not too hot, just right. A stray shower is possible in the mountains, but widespread rain is unlikely.

Tue: High: 84 Low: 64 Partly cloudy, breezy; Isolated evening storms. Rain will be steady and heavy at times between midnight and daybreak on Saturday. Overnight, showers and storms move in from the west.

Tomorrow (Saturday): Steady rain may last through midday, and showers keep us pretty wet until late afternoon. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

The clouds hold on across the area Thursday and a few showers remain possible through the day. The strongest storms will be capable of producing wind gusts ranging from 40-60 miles per hour. The greater threat of coastal flooding will be north of Atlantic City. This years Torch Ceremony honored Jonathan Kirk who received a heart transplant in 2015 and passed away on January 13, 2017.

Things should dry out by next week, according to AccuWeather, with a high of 64 degrees expected on Monday and 71 degrees predicted for Tuesday. Back bays experience high tide up to 3 hours later than the Atlantic Ocean.

For Sunday, if you will be out with mom early, a light sweater might be needed. Windy afternoon. Highs: Upper 60s to low 70s. Normal for mid-May is around 70 degrees. Winds: E 5-15 miles per hour. So the day might feel a bit blustery at times.

The National Weather Service has posted a hazardous weather outlook for the region this weekend, but it looks like the Lehigh Valley could escape the heaviest rainfall. That possibility will crop up sometime Sunday evening. BUT, there are some 70s and 80s in the forecast from the middle to the end of the week! More recent weather models are pushing up rain totals offshore, so the lower amounts could be seen inland. And it's coming! Boy, is it coming... The low will begin to track northward along the coast and the rain shield will shift eastward Saturday afternoon.