By Geoff Bansen
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After six straight days below average (87), temperatures will finally make a return to normal today. It will feel even warmer because of our ‘friend’ the dew point. It’s going to be a great day for the beach or pool, with mostly sunny skies and a light southwest wind. The UV index is high, so don’t forget your real friend, sunscreen!
Other than a slight chance of a very isolated pop up shower north and west this afternoon, we expect the Delaware Valley to stay dry through tomorrow morning. A cold front currently over the central plains will move through tomorrow afternoon, sparking many showers and thunderstorms before clearing out Thursday morning. Thursday PM looks dry, and we wrap up the week with a fantastic day on Friday.
It will reach 90 on Wednesday, and with the humidity it will feel super steamy until that front moves through, leaving us with more comfortably warm temperatures. Other than approaching the mark on Sunday and Monday, it doesn’t look like there is a guaranteed day in the 90s through the end of next week.
Philly — 88
Shore — 81
Poconos — 82
Today In Weather History:
1980 — Severe thunderstorms caused damage throughout the region during the early evening, with falling trees damaging houses and automobiles. Philadelphia reported a sustained wind of 49 mph from the SW.