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By Steven Strouss

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Temperatures climbed into the 60s this afternoon ahead of a storm system that is bringing severe weather to parts of the Midwest. As the storm moves northeast, a steady rain will spread into the Delaware Valley overnight but no severe weather is expected here. Areas of patchy fog will develop along with a cool East wind off the ocean. Showers will continue into the Friday morning commute and most of the day will feature overcast skies with on and off showers and drizzle. Total rain amount will average between .25 – .5″ and temperatures Friday afternoon will top off in the low 50s.

High pressure will build in behind the system for the weekend and will bring us much nicer weather. Saturday looks breezy with increasing sunshine and a high of 61 degrees. Normal high this time of year is 60 degrees so we will be right around average. Sunday will be sunny too with a high near 60.

Our next storm system will bring more clouds to the region on Monday. Rain will arrive during the afternoon and could threaten the home opener of the Phillies game which begins at 3:05pm. Rain may be heavy for a time Monday night before the cold front swings through and dries us out on Tuesday. The middle of next week looks sunny again as high pressure builds back in.

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