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Dry End To The Week, An OK Weekend

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By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a week that has featured record setting rainfall and historical flooding, we will end the week with dry and seasonable conditions.

Rivers and streams have begun to recede, after many saw record and near-record setting crests Thursday, including the Schuylkill River and Brandywine Creek.

Rainfall amounts were also comparable to tropical events such as Floyd, Irene and Sandy.

The cold front that brought in a few showers and thunderstorms yesterday evening has pushed through, leaving behind comfortable temperatures and a few early morning clouds. Expect sunshine to mix in with those clouds today, with seasonable highs of around 70 degrees.

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This weekend will be good, for the most part. Expect some sun and clouds both days, with a good bet of some scattered showers in the afternoon. Certainly not a washout by any means, so the majority of any outdoor activities should be alright.

Broad Street Run – Sun and Clouds, 54°
Philadelphia Science Festival – Sun and Clouds, PM Shower 71°/69°

Today in Weather History:

(2002) A powerful tornado that reached EF2 intensity traveled nearly 5 miles through parts of Cecil County in Maryland, most notably the town of Rising Sun for which the storm was later nicknamed. It was the second tornado to hit the area in 5 days. About 15 homes, sheds and barns sustained moderate to extensive damage, and several lost their roofs. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, which was credited to the ample response time residents received from forecasters.

Have a great weekend!

Geoff Bansen