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First 90 Degree Day Expected In Philadelphia In Over A Week

By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Oh, hey there summer! I almost forgot about you.

Summer stops by the Delaware Valley today, and we expect the mercury to reach 90 for the first time since July 27th. Since that time, we have seen three days where highs failed to escape the 70s! It’s not often that you will see something like that happen during the summer months in the City of Brotherly Love.

Tuesday will be a great pool or beach day, with steamy temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Keep in mind that there will be an elevated risk for rip currents as Hurricane Bertha makes her way up the coast and heads out to sea.

WATCH: Kate’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

Wednesday will start off humid and with some sun, but afternoon showers and storms will help to put a stop to that.

Once the responsible cold front moves through, some pleasant weather will take hold through the weekend!

Today’s Highs:
Philly — 90
Shore — 82
Poconos — 83

On This Day In Weather History:
1843 — A spectacular cloudburst near Philadelphia turned the small creeks and streams entering the Delaware River into raging torrents. As much as 16″ of rain fell in just 3 hours. Flooding destroyed 32 county bridges, and caused 19 deaths. It is believed that several small tornadoes accompanied the torrential rains in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware, one of which upset and sank more than 30 barges on the Schuylkill River.

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