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Weather: 50/50 Memorial Day Weekend

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By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After an incredibly active and destructive day of weather on Thursday that included severe thunderstorms, large hail and even a possible tornado, thing have calmed down and conditions are now relatively quiet.

For those of you lucky enough to have some time off, conditions will be 50/50 for the Memorial Day Weekend. And don’t worry; they’ll be 50/50 even if you don’t!

Friday and Saturday will be the more unsettled of the weekend, with clouds and showers, but also some breaks of sun, more so on Saturday. These days will by no means be washouts, so any outdoor grilling plans are an official CBS3 go! Just make sure to keep an eye to the sky, and you can always check in with us over the weekend if you are unsure of any outdoor plans. Temperatures will be in the mid-70s both days.

Sunday and Monday are looking absolutely fantastic! Lots of sunshine, not much cloud cover and highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, respectively.

If you are heading down to the shore keep in mind that temperatures will, as always, be cooler. The ocean waters are still in the low 60s. Don’t let that fool you though. Be sure to still apply plenty of sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids. UV indices will be high, especially on Sunday and Monday.

Have a fun and safe Holiday weekend!

This Day in Weather History:

1989 – Severe thunderstorms developing along a cold front resulted in 98 reports of large hail and damaging winds in the Northern Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley. Golf ball size hail caused a million dollars damage around Buffalo City, WI, baseball size hail was reported at Northfield and Randolph, MN, and thunderstorm winds gusted to 95 mph at Dunkerton, IA.

Geoff Bansen
WX Producer

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