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Warming Up, Mixed Weekend

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By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A foggy start to Friday, but we are expecting to see some sunny breaks by the afternoon. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 70s, especially with any sun.

Saturday will start off dry, but expect scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs will make it start to feel like summer as we reach 80. Saturday night most showers fizzle out and we clear things out for the most part, setting the stage for what looks to be a fantastic Mother’s Day.

The forecast for Race for the Cure looks good, but can’t rule out some leftover clouds or a sprinkle for the early registration hours. By race time we expect sunshine and temperatures to be in the lower 60s, warming to 80 by the afternoon.

WATCH: Kate’s Friday Afternoon Forecast

The beginning of next week looks steamy, with afternoon thunderstorms possible.

*Beachgoers beware; ocean temperatures are still a chilly 56 degrees, cold enough for hypothermia!

Today in Weather History:

A snowy anniversary for two years in particular:

1966 – Record snows fell in the northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, including 3.1 inches at Pittsburgh PA and 5.4 inches at Youngstown OH. Snow also extended across parts of New York State, with eight inches reported in the southern Adirondacks.

1977 – A late season snowstorm hit parts of Pennsylvania, New York State, and southern and central New England. Heavier snowfall totals included 27 inches at Slide Mountain NY and 20 inches at Norwalk CT. At Boston it was the first May snow in 107 years of records. The heavy wet snow caused extensive damage to trees and power lines. The homes of half a million persons were without power following the storm.

Geoff Bansen
WX Producer

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