Sun, Showers, Then More Sun!
By Geoff Bansen
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The title pretty much sums it up as we head into the weekend.
Friday June 20th, the second longest day of the year by less than a second, will be a fantastic day with abundant sunshine and comfortably warm temperatures in the low 80s.
Clouds will thicken a bit tonight and hang around for the longest day of the year on Saturday, as a disturbance passes just to the south. This could trigger a few showers as well; your chances of staying completely dry increase the further north you are. Highs will dip into the upper 70s. The Summer Solstice (or the first day of summer as you may know it) occurs at 6:51 a.m. Saturday morning.
Philadelphia will enjoy 15 hours and 38 seconds of daylight on Saturday and only slightly less on Friday and Sunday, with a sunrise and sunset of 5:33 a.m. and 8:33 p.m., respectively.
Sunday will be the nicer day of the weekend with more sunshine than clouds, and we keep the sunshine into the start of next week.
Today In Weather History:
1919 — A streak of hail near Montague, NJ, was 5 miles long and reached golf ball size.