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Damp Thursday, Mixed But Warm Weekend

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By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A warm front just north of the area is bringing in showers and even a pop-up thunderstorm or two this morning. The rain should be relegated mainly to the morning hours, leaving skies just mainly cloudy for the remainder of the day. A late day peak of sun is not out of the question.

As the warm front moves further north, temperatures will warm. A light east wind coupled with this warm air mass will set the stage for some patchy early morning fog on Friday. The fog should burn off once the sun rises, and we will see partly sunny skies, although there will be lots of clouds during the day. High temperatures reach into the upper 70s.

WATCH: Katie’s Thursday Forecast

As for the weekend, we continue to warm to around 80 degrees. Saturday is the more unsettled of the two, with scattered showers and thunderstorms as part of a cold front off to the west. It won’t be a complete washout, but it’s a good bet that everyone will see some quantity of precipitation at some point during the day.

Moving ahead into Sunday, this cold front sort of fizzles out and that will allow for some sunshine to return for Mother’s Day and Race for the Cure, staying warm.

Today in Weather History:

1803: A freak spring storm produced heavy snow from southern Indiana to New England. The storm made sleighing possible in Massachusetts, but also ruined shade trees in Philadelphia.

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