By Katie Fehlinger
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Sunday morning’s temperatures are about a month ahead of schedule, with Philadelphia easily dropping into the mid 40’s and many of the far north and western suburbs bottoming out in the upper 30’s.
In fact, the projected early morning low of 44 degrees in Philly makes Sunday October 5th the coolest since April 30th, 2014.
It all comes courtesy of the potent cold front that brought about a dreary Saturday morning in the Delaware Valley. With that system now long gone, we can expect sunshine for the rest of the weekend, but the chill makes only a brief visit.
We’ll already be tracking a new warm front by Monday, so the thermometer quickly rebounds to more seasonable territory (low 70’s). We’ll hang on to that milder air for the better part of the week, but have some showers along the way with two separate disturbances moving in – one set to arrive Tuesday into Wednesday morning, the second Friday into Saturday morning.
In the meantime, if you’re one of the die hard tailgaters heading to the Eagles game, expect the thermometer to read no warmer than about 50 degrees when the parking lots open (kickoff should be closer to 59). I recommend several accessories: a hot cup of cocoa and a nice heavy sweatshirt…in midnight green and silver of course!