7:00 AM | Nice weather for the second half of the week...Perseid meteor shower peaks late tonight

6-Day Philly Forecast

Today

Sunshine this morning will mix with a few clouds this afternoon, pleasant, cannot rule out an afternoon shower or thunderstorm in northern suburbs, highs near 80 degrees

Tonight

[Meteor shower peaks tonight!!] Partly cloudy-to-mostly clear, quite cool late, lows near 60 degrees by morning

Thursday

Mainly sunny, pleasant, low 80’s

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, comfortably cool, upper 50's

Friday

Mainly sunny, warmer, near 85 degrees

Saturday

Partly-to-mostly sunny, quite warm, more humid, cannot rule out a PM shower or thunderstorm, upper 80’s

Sunday

Mainly sunny, quite warm, humid, cannot rule out a shower or thunderstorm, upper 80’s

Monday

Mainly sunny, quite warm, humid, upper 80’s

Discussion

High pressure is now building into the Mid-Atlantic region following the passage of a cool front late yesterday, but the atmosphere may be just unstable enough to produce a stray afternoon shower or thunderstorm across northern sections. Temperatures will be quite pleasant today and on Thursday, but will climb to noticeably warmer levels by Friday afternoon. Looking ahead, as high pressure pushes off the east coast this weekend, more humid air will push into the Mid-Atlantic region from the southwest and the chance for a shower or thunderstorm will increase.

One final note, the Perseid meteor shower peaks late tonight and skies should be favorable with partly cloudy-to-mostly clear conditions. The best time to view the meteors will be between about 11pm and 5am far removed from any bright lights. Full story here: http://vencoreweather.com/2015/08/10/930-am-perseid-meteor-shower-peaks-late-wednesday-night-and-it-could-be-a-great-show-this-year/.