7:00 AM | A cold start to the weekend, but a warm finish and hot next week

6-Day Philly Forecast

Today

Sunshine early followed by clouds, becoming breezy, still quite comfortable, cannot rule out a shower or two this afternoon, highs not far from 70 degrees

Tonight

Becoming mainly clear and quite cold for this time of year, lows by morning ranging from the upper 30’s in isolated suburban locations to the lower 40’s in Philly

Saturday

Mostly sunny, cool, upper 60’s

Saturday Night

Mainly clear and quite chilly, mid-to-upper 40’s

Sunday

Mainly sunny, warmer, mid-to-upper 70’s

Monday

Mainly cloudy, quite warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, low-to-mid 80's

Tuesday

Partly sunny, rather hot, chance for more showers and thunderstorms, near 90 degrees

Wednesday

Partly sunny, still rather hot, chance for more showers and thunderstorms, near 90 degrees

Discussion

A strong cold front will whip through the Mid-Atlantic region later today and it will usher in a very chilly air mass for the beginning of the long holiday weekend. After a relatively comfortable day today, temperatures will drop sharply overnight – perhaps even bottoming out in the upper 30’s in some isolated suburban locations north and west of Philly. Despite plenty of sunshine on Saturday, temperatures will remain at below-normal levels, but then a noticeable warmup will take place for Sunday and especially Monday. While there can be a shower or two associated with today’s frontal passage, the next chance for any significant shower and thunderstorm activity will take place later Monday. That threat for showers and thunderstorms will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday as well and temperatures on those two days could reach the 90 degree mark. One final note, ocean temperatures off the South Jersey coastline are generally in the lower 60’s.