By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A cold front will approach the Delaware Valley on Wednesday afternoon, bringing some showers and storms to the area. Wednesday will start off with some sunshine, but the clouds will increase through the day. As the front approaches, the best chance for showers and storms will be late afternoon and at night. With all of the moisture in the atmosphere, some heavy rainfall is possible during the evening. Highs on Wednesday will be near average in the mid 80s.

Behind the front, a lingering shower is possible early on Thursday. Then drier air and clearing skies will return by Thursday afternoon with warm highs in the upper 80s but with lower humidity. Temperatures stay near average with suns & clouds Friday, right on into the weekend, with a slight chance of a pop of shower on Friday.

The U.S. Men’s National Team takes on Germany at noon on Thursday, so if you plan on attending an outdoor World Cup viewing event, conditions should be improving just in time. Keep an eye to the sky for a leftover shower, but otherwise we expect clearing skies and warm temperatures.

Today In Weather History:
1981 — Late afternoon violent thunderstorms moved across the region. Allentown recorded a gust of 77 mph. Roofs blew off, chimneys toppled, windows blew in, and trees felled. Power was interrupted to almost 100,000 customers, some for several days. Heavy rain caused flooding and mudslides. Philadelphia measured 1.91 inches of rain.

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