By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you were planning on playing hooky from work this July, today and tomorrow look like great days to do so.

Disclaimer: We here at the CBS3 Eyewitness Weather Department do not condone skipping work… but it’s going to be really nice out!

A cool shot of air has made its way into the northeast quadrant of the country, in the wake of that slow-moving cold front. It’s still right off shore, but it won’t be impacting us! Sunshine, low humidity, highs in the low to mid 80s; what more could you ask for? That’s the story for both Thursday and Friday as we move into the second half of July.

Philly – 84
Shore – 80
Poconos – 73

For the weekend, there will certainly be more in the way of cloud cover. A weak stationary front will set up shop to the south and west. Although there will be slightly more clouds at times, there will also be some intervals of sunshine as well.

Looking ahead to next week, we expect that heat and humidity to return….so enjoy these pleasant conditions while they last!

Today in Weather History

1957 – On a warm and sunny day in Wilmington, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust devil suddenly appeared. It tore most of the roof off a house, and stripped shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes were blown off clothes lines.

1988 – A dozen cities in the Eastern US reported record high temperatures for the date. Philadelphia reported a record 5 straight days of 100 degree heat, and Baltimore reported a record 8 days of 100 degree weather for the year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the Mid Atlantic Coast.

1992 – An F2 tornado moved ENE through Chester County, blowing out the side of a restaurant.

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