Much Needed Wet Pattern Sticks Around Through Mid Week.

Some areas in western PA got a natural alarm this morning as thunderstorms rolled through the region. A chance of showers and thunderstorms will continue throughout the rest of today and Wednesday. Showers and storms are likely on Thursday. Highs will rise into the low to mid 80s today and Wednesday in western PA before Thursday keeps highs in the mid to upper 70s. Lows will drop into the mid to upper 60s the next couple nights before lows Thursday night dive into the 50s. The DC Region will see a chance of showers and thunderstorms today and Wednesday before showers and storms are likely on Thursday. Highs in the mid to upper 80s are expected over the next 3 days in the DC Region. Lows will dip into the low to mid 70s tonight and Wednesday night before Thursday night brings upper 60s and low 70s into the DC Region. Hope you all have a great two-for-Tuesday! 
Current (~10am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 71
  • Franklin, PA: 66
  • New Castle, PA: 69
  • Butler, PA: 68
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 69
  • Uniontown, PA: 73
  • State College, PA: 75
  • Frederick, MD: 79
  • BWI Airport, MD: 80
  • DC (KDCA): 82

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Wet roads possible as showers and storms continue to be a threat.

  • Today: Chance of showers and storms. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers and storms. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s
  • Thursday: Showers and storms likely. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: 50s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Wet roads possible through Thursday.

  • Today: Chance of showers and storms. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 70s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers and storms. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 70s
  • Thursday: Showers and storms likely. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s

Good News: Plants and grass will get a nice watering over the next few days. Heat dies down slightly.

Bad News: Showers and storms will limit outdoor activities.

Hot Today. Chance of Showers and Storms on Tuesday and Wednesday Give Slight Relief From Heat.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Today looks to be another great day across the region as western PA looks at partly cloudy skies and DC sees mostly sunny skies. A chance of showers and storms could develop late tonight. A better chance of showers and storms will track through the entire region on Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs in western PA will rise into the mid to upper 80s today before upper 70s to low 80s push in on Tuesday. Wednesday will bring low to mid 80s back in. Lows will drop into the mid to upper 60s tonight and Tuesday night as 60s hold steady into Wednesday night. The DC Region will look at highs in the low to mid 90s today before mid to upper 80s press in on Tuesday and low to mid 80s settle in on Wednesday. Lows will hold steady in the low to mid 70s over the next 3 nights. Hope you all have a great start to the work week! Take care folks!
Current (~9am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 77
  • Franklin, PA: 72
  • New Castle, PA: 74
  • Butler, PA: 73
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 73
  • Uniontown, PA: 75
  • State College, PA: 70
  • Frederick, MD: 77
  • BWI Airport, MD: 78
  • DC (KDCA): 77

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Wet roads possible later on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

  • Today: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and storms late. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s
  • Tuesday: Chance of showers and storms. Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers and storms. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: 60s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Wet roads possible on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 90s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 70s
  • Tuesday: Chance of showers and storms. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 70s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers and storms. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 70s

Good News: Good day to go to the pool today as a chance of wet weather doesn’t move into western PA until late and DC stays dry.

Bad News: Wetter pattern moves in through the middle of the week.

Nice Day All Around. Chance of Isolated Wet Weather on Friday and Saturday in Western PA. DC Stays Dry.

Looks like a nice day all around across the entire region today before western PA sees a chance of isolated wet weather on Thursday. DC will stay dry on Friday. Saturday will keep a chance of showers and storms in western PA while the DC Region sees clouds increase before a chance of wet weather moves in late Saturday. Highs in western PA will rise into the mid to upper 70s today before low to mid 80s roll in on Friday and Saturday. Lows will fall into the upper 50s to low 60s tonight before low to mid 60s press in on Friday night and mid to upper 60s settle in on Saturday night. The DC Region will see highs in the mid 80s today before mid to upper 80s track in on Friday and upper 80s to low 90s move in on Saturday. Lows will fall into the mid to upper 60s tonight before upper 60s to low 70s move in on Friday night and low to mid 70s shuffle in on Saturday night. Hope you all have a great Thursday! Get outside and enjoy it! 
Current (~9 – 10am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 64
  • Franklin, PA: 64
  • New Castle, PA: 61
  • Butler, PA: 64
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 62
  • Uniontown, PA: 64
  • State College, PA: 61
  • Frederick, MD: 75
  • BWI Airport, MD: 73
  • DC (KDCA): 73

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Wet roads possible later on Friday and Saturday.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Upper 50s/Low 60s
  • Friday: Partly sunny. Chance of spotty showers/storms. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 60s
  • Saturday: Chance of spotty showers/storms. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s

DC Region: 

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s
  • Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Upper 80s/Low 90s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 70s

Good News: Temperatures stay warm and wet weather stays fairly spotty into the weekend. Sunday could dry out for the most part.

Bad News: Wet weather chances for the start of the weekend.

Dry DC. Chance of Spotty Wet Weather in Western PA Today. Drying Out Thursday.

Looks like a chance of spotty showers today in western PA with partly sunny skies otherwise. Partly cloudy skies will move in on Thursday before Friday brings a slight chance of spotty wet weather. Highs in western PA will rise into the low to mid 70s today before mid to upper 70s push in on Thursday and low to mid 80s track in on Friday. Lows in the low to mid 50s tonight will rise into the low to mid 60s on Thursday night before Friday night brings mid to upper 60s into the area. The DC Region will see partly cloudy skies today before mostly sunny skies move in on Thursday and Friday. The DC Region will look at highs in the mid 80s today before low to mid 80s press in on Thursday and upper 80s to low 90s shuffle in on Friday. Lows in the mid to upper 60s tonight and Thursday night will rise into the upper 60s to low 70s on Friday night. It’s hump day. Get over it! Take care folks!
Current (~10am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 67
  • Franklin, PA: 64
  • New Castle, PA: 66
  • Butler, PA: 68
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 68
  • Uniontown, PA: 68
  • State College, PA: 66
  • Frederick, MD: 75
  • BWI Airport, MD: 76
  • DC (KDCA): 77

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Nothing significant.

  • Today: Partly sunny. Chance of spotty showers. Highs: Low to Mid 70s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 50s
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 60s
  • Friday: Partly sunny. Chance of spotty showers/storms. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Nothing notable.

  • Today: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s
  • Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Upper 80s/Low 90s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s

Good News: Fairly dry next couple days.

Bad News: Weekend brings a chance of wet weather back into the region.

Conditions Dry Out in Western PA. DC Keeps Chance of Spotty Showers and Storms Around Today.

Drier conditions look to move into western PA today as morning showers move out of the region. Clouds will stick around however. A slight chance of a spotty shower is possible on Wednesday before partly cloudy skies settle in on Thursday. Highs in western PA will rise into the  mid to upper 70s today before low to mid 70s track in on Wednesday and mid to upper 70s return on Thursday. Lows will bottom out in the mid 50s to low 60s tonight as 50s hold steady into Wednesday night . Thursday night will bump lows up into the low to mid 60s. The DC Region will hold onto a chance of an isolated shower or storm today before Wednesday and Thursday dry out. Highs in the mid to upper 80s today will dip into the low to mid 80s on Wednesday and Thursday. Lows will bottom out in the upper 60s to low 70s tonight before mid to upper 60s push in on Wednesday night and Thursday night. Hope you all have a great two-for-Tuesday! Take care folks!
Current (~9am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 70
  • Franklin, PA: 66
  • New Castle, PA: 68
  • Butler, PA: 68
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 70
  • Uniontown, PA: 72
  • State College, PA: 70
  • Frederick, MD: 73
  • BWI Airport, MD: 73
  • DC (KDCA): 75

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s to Low 60s
  • Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of spotty showers. Highs: Low to Mid 70s Overnight Lows: 50s
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 60s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Nothing notable.

  • Today: Chance of isolated showers and storms. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s/Low 70s
  • Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s

Good News: Thursday and Friday bring sunshine back into the region.

Bad News: Chance of wet weather could return by the weekend.

From Weather to Web Design: 1st Week at Brad Frost Web LLC

After working as an operational meteorologist for just over 4 years at MDA Information Systems LLC in Germantown, MD, I moved to Pittsburgh and got married to my wife who I had been long distant with for 8 years. Sadly, I had to leave my former workplace and the meteorology field to move to Pittsburgh, an area that has few options when it comes to companies that hire meteorologists. Fortunately, my brother has made a name for himself in the web development community and was able to give me a job for the time being.

I have worked for Brad Frost Web LLC for a week now and it has been a breath of fresh air not waking up at 2:30 in the morning. Some of my tasks have included:

  • Learning HTML and CSS via Codecademy with commentary/lessons from Brad Frost as well
  • Using Github, Git Tower, and dploy.io to push changes/additions to local web pages live in an organized and efficient manner that leaves a paper trail
  • Learning about Flexbox, Adobe Kuler, markdown, and other various tools.
  • Making changes to the Wexford Chiropractic site so the content is clearer and the design is cleaner
  • Assisting with leveling out/rebuilding the patio in the backyard and building a hammock
  • Recording a song everyday (post-work activity)

As with anything new that you learn, there are some obstacles to overcome. Some of these are:

  • Margins, padding, and borders definitely have me confused when it comes to positioning certain <div>s or text.
  • There seems to be a wide variety of tools scattered throughout the web, many of which I don’t how to use yet.
  • I start learning Javascript via Codecademy today. I’m sure there will be some obstacles with learning how to code a bit.
  • Working with your brother who has been in the web game for a while now is difficult when he pulls out language that you don’t understand.

Despite the weather community being quite a bit different than the web community, there are some similarities:

  • HTML and CSS are similar to programming languages (C++, Perl, MATLAB, etc.) that I learned at Penn State but a bit more logical (which I like).
  • Communication and language is key when it comes to your audience
  • Your product should get the message out clearly and efficiently while looking good as well.
  • The design of the weather website could help the user get his/her weather information or inhibit the process of getting the weather information

There is so much I have to learn about web design and development community, but thankfully because of my brother I have stepped off to a good start. The web is an ever-changing source of information that is vital to everyone’s lives, similar to a weather forecast. I will continue to do weather forecasts every morning (between 8 and 9AM usually), because I will always be a meteorologist. I am also grateful to have a job in something that is very important and something that I actually enjoy doing. I will try to post after every week so I can share my information with you, gain the web community’s insight, and show how well (or poorly) Brad can teach. Take care folks!

Wet Start to the Week

Hope you all had a great weekend, because the start of this week doesn’t look as great. Showers and thunderstorms are likely in western PA today, especially into the night. The risk of showers will linger into Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs in western PA will rise into the upper 70s to low 80s today before mid to upper 70s track in on Tuesday. Wednesday will bring low to mid 70s into the area. Lows will drop into the mid to upper 60s tonight before upper 50s to low 60s push in on Tuesday night and mid 50s roll in on Wednesday night. The DC Region will also see a chance of showers early today before a chance of showers and storms moves in tonight. The risk of showers will persist into Tuesday before partly cloudy skies shuffle in on Wednesday. Highs in the DC Region will rise into the upper 70s to low 80s today before low to mid 80s track in on Tuesday and mid to upper 80s push in on Wednesday. Lows in the upper 60s to mid 70s tonight will fall into the mid to upper 60s on Tuesday night and mid 60s Wednesday night. May the work week go quickly for us! Take care folks!
Current (~8-8:35am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 70
  • Franklin, PA: 64
  • New Castle, PA: 67
  • Butler, PA: 66
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 69
  • Uniontown, PA: 73
  • State College, PA: 68
  • Frederick, MD: 72
  • BWI Airport, MD: 70
  • DC (KDCA): 72

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Some storms could be stronger in western PA today. Wet roads possible.

  • Today: Showers and storms likely, mainly later this afternoon into tonight. Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 60s to Mid 70s
  • Tuesday: Chance of lingering showers. Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Upper 50s/Low 60s
  • Wednesday: Chance of showers. Highs: Low to Mid 70s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Wet roads possible from rain over the next couple days.

  • Today: Chance of showers early. Showers and storm potential late. Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 70s
  • Tuesday: Chance of showers and storms. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Mid 60s

Good News: Conditions dry out by Thursday and Friday.

Bad News: Wet weather could return by the weekend.

Drying Out Today. Nice Saturday. Chance of Isolated Wet Weather In Western PA Sunday.

A nice end of the work week and start to the weekend is expected in western PA as partly cloudy skies settle in for today and Saturday. Sunday will increase cloud cover as a chance of isolated showers and storms could develop, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Highs in western PA will rise into the upper 70s to low 80s today before low to mid 80s push in on Saturday and Sunday. Lows will bottom out in the mid 50s to low 60s tonight before low to mid 60s move in on Saturday night and mid to upper 60s press in on Sunday night. The DC Region will see a chance of lingering showers this morning before clouds decrease into the afternoon. Partly cloudy skies are expected on Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the DC Region will bump up into the mid 70s to Low 80s today before low to mid 80s track in on Saturday and mid to upper 80s shuffle in on Sunday. Lows will dip into the mid 60s to low 70s tonight and Saturday night before low to mid 70s push in on Sunday night. Hope you all have a spectacular weekend! Get outside!
Current (~8-8:45am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 64
  • Franklin, PA: 57
  • New Castle, PA: 59
  • Butler, PA: 61
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 61
  • Uniontown, PA: 65
  • State College, PA: 55
  • Frederick, MD: 66
  • BWI Airport, MD: 71
  • DC (KDCA): 72

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Chance of pop-up showers and storms Sunday.

  • Today: Partly cloudy. Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s to Low 60s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 60s
  • Sunday: Chance of isolated showers and storms, mainly later during the day. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 60s

DC Region: 

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Chance of a lingering shower. Drying out this afternoon. Highs: Mid 70s to Low 80s Overnight Lows: Mid 60s to Low 70s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid 60s to Low 70s
  • Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 70s

Good News: Dry and not too hot start to the weekend.

Bad News: Wet weather returns for the start of next work week.

Cool Morning. Chance of Showers in Far SW PA. Chance of Showers/Storms Late in DC.

Looks like high pressure weakened allowing for some shower potential to track into southwestern PA. Northwest PA should stay mainly dry, although a stray shower isn’t out of the question. Friday and Saturday will dry out in western PA as partly cloudy skies return to PA. Highs in the mid 70s in western PA will give way to upper 70s to low 80s on Friday and low to mid 80s on Saturday. Lows will drop into the mid 50s to low 60s tonight and Friday night before Saturday night sees upper 50s to mid 60s. The DC Region will see a chance of showers and thunderstorms later today as showers could linger into Friday as well. Saturday will dry out with partly cloudy skies returning. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s today and Friday will rise into the low to mid 80s on Saturday. Lows will fall into the mid 60s to low 70s tonight, Friday night, and Saturday night. Hope you all have a great Thursday! Only 1 day to go til the weekend!
Current (~8-8:45am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 59
  • Franklin, PA: 52
  • New Castle, PA: 55
  • Butler, PA: 55
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 60
  • Uniontown, PA: 59
  • State College, PA: 57
  • Frederick, MD: 64
  • BWI Airport, MD: 72
  • DC (KDCA): 77

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: Wet roads caused by showers mainly in SW PA.

  • Today: Chance of showers. Highs: Mid 70s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s to Low 60s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: Mid 50s to Low 60s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 50s to Mid 60s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Chance of showers and storms on Thursday night.

  • Today: Increasing clouds. Chance of showers and storms later. Highs: Upper 70s to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid 60s to Low 70s
  • Friday: Drying out a bit. Chance of a lingering shower. Highs: Upper 70s to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid 60s to Low 70s
  • Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Low to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Mid 60s to Low 70s

Good News: Conditions dry out again after today. Temperatures warm but comfy.

Bad News: Wet weather chances mainly today and tonight.

B-e-a-utiful in Western PA Through Friday. DC Sees a Chance of Rain Thursday night.

Looks like another beautiful day across the entire region today. The DC Region will see a chance of showers and thunderstorms late on Thursday while high pressure dominates in western PA keeping mostly sunny conditions around and wet weather to the south of PA. Friday keeps partly cloudy skies in western PA while the DC Region dries out. Highs in western PA will rise into the mid 70s to low 80s today before mid to upper 70s track in on Thursday and upper 70s to low 80s settle in on Friday. Lows will dip into the low to mid 50s tonight before mid to upper 50s roll in on Thursday night and upper 50s to mid 60s track in on Friday night. The DC Region will see highs in the Low to mid 90s today before upper 70s to mid 80s push in on Thursday. Friday will bring mid to upper 80s into the area. Lows will fall into the low to mid 60s tonight, Thursday night, and Friday night. It’s hump day! Get over it!
Current (~8-8:45am) Temperatures:
  • Erie, PA: 66
  • Franklin, PA: 64
  • New Castle, PA: 64
  • Butler, PA: 64
  • Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC): 66
  • Uniontown, PA: 68
  • State College, PA: 61
  • Frederick, MD: 73
  • BWI Airport, MD: 70
  • DC (KDCA): 76

Forecast:

Western PA:

Main threat: None.

  • Today: Partly cloudy. Highs: Mid 70s to Low 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 50s
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny.  Highs: Mid to Upper 70s Overnight Lows: Mid to Upper 50s
  • Friday: Partly cloudy. Highs: Upper 70s/Low 80s Overnight Lows: Upper 50s to Mid 60s

DC Region: 

Main threat: Chance of showers and storms on Thursday night.

  • Today: Clouds decrease during the day. Highs: Upper 80s/Low 90s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 60s
  • Thursday: Gradually increasing clouds. Chance of showers and storms late. Highs: Upper 70s to Mid 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 60s
  • Friday: Decreasing clouds. Slight chance of a lingering shower early. Highs: Mid to Upper 80s Overnight Lows: Low to Mid 60s

Good News: Dry conditions in western PA through the rest of the week. Cool and comfy conditions settle in.

Bad News: Wet weather chance in the DC Region Thursday night. No other instances of bad news.