7:00 AM | Much colder today and Thursday with stiff E-NE winds; occasional rain pushes in this afternoon and continues tonight; weekend looking nice

6-Day Philly Forecast

Today

Cloudy and much colder today with a stiff E-NE wind, there will be an occasional shower or a touch of drizzle this morning, occasional rain during the afternoon hours, temperatures held down in the mid-to-upper 40’s for highs

Tonight

Occasional rain or drizzle, cold, fog is possible late, lows by morning in the upper 30’s

Thursday

Continued cloudy and cold with more rain or drizzle likely, a stiff E-NE wind, fog is possible, mid 40’s

Thursday Night

Cloudy, breezy, cold, patchy fog likely and the chance for more rain or drizzle, low 40’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, becoming much milder, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm, low-to-mid 70's

Saturday

Mostly sunny, breezy, mild, low 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, mild, low 60’s

Monday

Partly sunny, mild, low-to-mid 60's

Discussion

A meandering frontal system has been pushed southward in the Mid-Atlantic region during the overnight hours by a strengthening high pressure system which has expanded eastward from southeastern Canada into New England. This front will keep conditions unsettled around here right through Friday night with periods of rain, drizzle and fog. This front separates very mild air to the south and quite cold air to its north for this time of year. A persistent and stiff E-NE wind generated by the increasingly powerful high pressure system up north will ensure that DC, Philly and NYC remain on the cold side of the front right into tomorrow night. On Friday, this front will advance northward as a warm front as the strong high pressure system exits off the Northeast US coastline. As a result, our temperatures will jump as we close out the work week, but the threat for showers will continue as a cold front approaches from the west and thunderstorms are even possible. Drier weather is likely this weekend in the Mid-Atlantic region following the cold frontal passage along with pleasant temperatures.

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