By Geoff Bansen
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tuesday June 3rd will feel a little more like July 3rd. The mercury will rise into the upper 80s, and it will feel humid and a bit on the muggy side. Weather-wise, it’s not looking like a bad day. Early sunshine will give way to PM clouds in for most inland locations, and we expect some thunderstorms to begin to pop up by the rush hour commute home.
If you are heading down to the shore, it’s shaping up to be a good beach day. We don’t expect storms to be reaching shore points until around sunset, so other than a few PM clouds, coastal spots will be the place to be if you want to beat the heat. Expect shore highs in the upper 70s. The UV index is high again today, so make sure to be sun smart!
A cold front currently off to the west will be the culprit for the late afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. We remain in an unsettled pattern tomorrow, but Wednesday isn’t looking all that bad. Other than an isolated PM shower, the day is looking dry with clouds and some sun. Thursday should be the worst day of the week, with clouds and early showers and thunderstorms. Conditions dry out later Thursday, and Friday through the weekend is looking fantastic. For those of us who have off on weekends, this is indeed a favorable pattern we are currently in!
Rip Current Awareness week continues through Saturday. Always be sure to check in with us for the most up to date beach forecasts.
Today In Weather History:
1980 — Damaging thunderstorms marched across the region during the afternoon accompanied by high wind. Reading reported a wind gust to 70 mph and Allentown gusted to 69 mph. Hundreds, if not thousands, of trees were felled. One man was killed when a tree fell on his pick-up truck in Philadelphia. Many roads were completely blocked by fallen trees.