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Late August Warm-Up Continues

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What To Expect - Severe

By Geoff Bansen

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Under lots of sunshine, temperatures will continue to rise on Tuesday, topping out in the upper 80s. The trend continues Wednesday as well, where Philadelphia could see only its second (and likely last) 90 degree day for the month of August. Humidity will also be increasing through Wednesday.

Both days will be excellent beach days. If you plan on cooling off in the water, use caution and continue to monitor the rip current status. Hurricane Cristobal will be stirring up waters along the east coast over the next few days. This storm poses no direct threat to land, as it will eventually curve to the northeast and move further out to sea.

A weak cold front pushes through late on Wednesday, bringing with it limited rain activity. Other than a spotty shower Wednesday night, the rest of the week looks dry. That front will however cool us off, with lower 80s and lower humidity for Thursday and Friday.

Today’s Highs:
Philly — 88
Shore — 79
Poconos — 80

On This Day In Weather History:
1924 — A major hurricane moved NE off the Mid Atlantic states, brushing the region with heavy rain. Philadelphia received 1.75″ on the 25th, and an additional 0.61″ on the 26th.
1975 — Hurricane Eloise moved into the FL panhandle as a Category 3 on the 23rd then dissipated in WV on the 24th. The remnants moved through New England on the 27th. The broad flow of tropical air with and ahead of the storm brought heavy rains to the region. Philadelphia received 2.75″ of rain on the 23rd, 1.57″ on the 24th, 0.28″ on the 25th, and 1.19″ on the 26th, for a 4 day total of 5.79″.

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